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Started by mememe on Sep 5, 2018 1:19:23 PM
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PostmodernToss - 05 Sep 2018 14:09:16 (#9 of 4879)

It's not just that it's not rigorous, it's that it teaches you absolutely nothing which isn't a) common sense to anyone with half a brain or b) something you'll pick up within a term or so of actual teaching, especially if you're even half-decently mentored within your school.

mememe - 05 Sep 2018 14:16:54 (#10 of 4879)

Exactly. And knowing the school you work at, which is very similar to the school I used to go to, there's probably little interest in keeping on teachers who aren't making the grade, and also pretty high expectations from staff, parents and pupils alike.

PostmodernToss - 05 Sep 2018 14:28:07 (#11 of 4879)

Oh indeed. It's a lovely place to work but they (and yes, "they" includes parents and pupils as well as senior leadership) definitely expect a lot of you in terms of the quality of your teaching.

FleurDuMal - 05 Sep 2018 16:08:21 (#12 of 4879)

Returning to the discussion on the last thread, I did a PGCE. It was a watse of fucking time. Anyone that thinks that is what makes a teacher suitable for teaching needs their fucking head examined.

I used to teach on one in FE. The good teachers were good regardless, but it did nothing for the crap ones.

FleurDuMal - 05 Sep 2018 16:09:41 (#13 of 4879)

they (and yes, "they" includes parents and pupils as well as senior leadership) definitely expect a lot of you in terms of the quality of your teaching.

Are you given sufficient time to plan and prepare? As far as I'm concerned, it's the pre-lesson work that makes the difference between an acceptable lesson and an excellent one.

PostmodernToss - 05 Sep 2018 21:19:24 (#14 of 4879)

It's not too bad. I definitely do less extra curricular now than I did in the boarding schools, and not having school on Saturdays makes me much more willing to spend Sunday afternoons doing preparation.

FrankieTeardrop - 05 Sep 2018 21:21:47 (#15 of 4879)

I’d be rubbish at that preparation stuff. It’s all I can do to get a shirt ironed at the weekend, ready for Monday.

mememe - 05 Sep 2018 21:44:28 (#16 of 4879)

That is definitely the thing I miss the least about teaching. I'm working all the hours there are at the moment, but usually I can stop and forget about it in the evenings and weekends. Sunday dread is a thing of the past.

I'm so busy I took my mac to the launderette today when it was the annual duvet washing.

HorstVogel - 05 Sep 2018 21:52:17 (#17 of 4879)

can't macs work by themselves these days?

mememe - 05 Sep 2018 21:56:40 (#18 of 4879)

Frankly I wish mine could at the moment. I am working through the FAQs of a dating site. The sort of good steady work I like having, but don't like doing.

xDiggy - 05 Sep 2018 22:12:39 (#19 of 4879)

Does your wife know about this?

PostmodernToss - 05 Sep 2018 22:23:48 (#20 of 4879)

Preparation is fun, especially for sixth-form (which makes up almost half my timetable).

It's *marking* which sucks.

HorstVogel - 06 Sep 2018 05:37:32 (#21 of 4879)

Especially if you have bright kids, no?

FleurDuMal - 06 Sep 2018 07:46:23 (#22 of 4879)

I don’t mind marking.

I will never repeat my mistake of correcting a student’s erroneous use of ‘less’, with ‘fewer, ffs!’, however.

Now you know why they tell teachers not to mark in red pen....

SinnerBoy - 06 Sep 2018 08:25:22 (#23 of 4879)

Why won't you correct a grammatical error again, Fleur?

Oh, nice to see you back, Toss, you old wanker!

FleurDuMal - 06 Sep 2018 08:44:08 (#24 of 4879)

It was the 'ffs' element that might have been a bit superfluous.

RosyLovelady - 06 Sep 2018 08:47:50 (#25 of 4879)

Several times I've found myself using old Talk expressions in real-life conversation with civilians: wrongmo, aces & skill, do one wankfan ...

AlanII - 06 Sep 2018 08:48:49 (#26 of 4879)

I will never repeat my mistake of correcting a student’s erroneous use of ‘less’, with ‘fewer, ffs!’, however.

Hahaha

mememe - 06 Sep 2018 09:38:36 (#27 of 4879)

Does your wife know about this?

I have to have a profile to be able to write these FAQs. I took the advice of the lovely Claire (my contact at the company) and created a profile as a 23 year old woman. My profile has no picture, and a three word description ("Just a girl"). I get a *lot* of messages, and it's all been quite an eye-opener!

FleurDuMal - 06 Sep 2018 09:39:24 (#28 of 4879)

Any dick pics?

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