You guys will understand :)

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Motzie

You guys will understand :)
« on: May 02, 2007, 10:04:07 PM »
As I am in my second/third year of A Teaching degree I have to do prac, I've delivered lessons before but only to little whipper snappers (year 2 and below) this semester is the first time I've been in a upper primary class, year 7. Not only was I a tad nervous about the attitude of the kids, the lesson the teacher decided I needed to do was on Percentages!!!! Arggghhh I failed Maths at school...for a good reason I seriously struggle with Maths, however after all the nerves and stress, there was even a sleepless night in there, I did the lesson yesterday, didn't go entirely to plan but the kids were great and the teacher happy with the outcome, what a fantastic feeling   acacacacac  None of my friends here understand how much of a rush it is to teach a successful lesson...just thought I'd share it with you guys  bgbgbgbgbg

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Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 10:05:59 PM »
Thanks for sharing, Motzie. Enjoy the nice warm glow.  agagagagag
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Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007, 10:14:11 PM »
Great feeling when things work and you can see something dawning in their otherwise vacant eyes!
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Motzie

Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007, 10:19:07 PM »
George, the dawning in their little eyes was probably the best part  bfbfbfbfbf  I was bale to integrate a card game based on 'go fish' at the end and it was hit as well...they enjoyed just as much as i did  bfbfbfbfbf

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Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007, 12:04:51 AM »
When you rock...you ROCK!!!!










Please can you give details of how your version of that game is played?  I will "thief" any good ideas, you know.
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Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007, 01:11:32 AM »
Well done, Motzie.  Keep up the good work. agagagagag

Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2007, 04:02:50 AM »
Here's to you, Motzie!  agagagagag Welcome to our world!

Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007, 06:44:33 PM »
I always say that the recipe for a great lesson is three parts preparation, two parts naked terror. Or,in smileys:
 bebebebebe bebebebebe bebebebebe aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao

And sucking at a subject, IMHO, makes you better at teaching it.  You're better at understanding the difficulties your students have in learning the material.

Congrats, Motzie.  teaching is indeed a rush when you do it well. iiiiiiiiii 
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Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2007, 02:13:03 AM »
Way to go Motzie!  And so begins a love affair with teaching!  I retired after 32 years of teaching in order to be here in China .... teaching - LOL!
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Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007, 03:29:10 AM »
...wait 'til ya get the vacant, nose pickin' stares...then you've hit paydirt!  llllllllll
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Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2007, 03:34:27 AM »
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the recipe for a great lesson is three parts preparation, two parts naked terror.

Yep..."those who fail to plan, plan to fail," or as I like to say "when in doubt, wing it!"

Keep it up; you'll only become more cynical from here on out.   llllllllll  J/K.  Glad to hear you're doing it!   agagagagag
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Re: You guys will understand :)
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2007, 08:52:44 PM »
Good going, those first few class are always the toughest, sounds like you did wonderfully.

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