Preparing for a TP Student

Many teachers will have student teachers in their classrooms over the next few weeks so here are a few tips and ideas for preparing and supporting a student in your classroom. For some students, this could be their first time in a classroom setting since their own days in primary school, while others may have […]

Confessions of a TP Student; Part 3

The One Where the Inspector is Missing Inspections. The cross we student teachers must bear. The hour or so of your life that will define you as a number or grade on your CV forever more. The time when you hope to put in an Oscar worthy performance with the best students in a well-resourced […]

Confessions of a TP Student; Part 2

The One Where You Try to Fit In The beginning of every placement block comes with a period of observation. In this case, students were given one week to observe, complete a report to show they can link all the theory picked up from the webinars that provided background entertainment while having dinner, and the […]

Confessions of a TP Student; Part 1

The One Where You Probably Should Have Been Doing Work Over the Holidays. “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail” is the story we are told time after time, especially when it comes to school placement. Each time we hear it we promise ourselves that this time will be different and that surely a placement block starting in […]