So it’s around 2 weeks now before I officially start my placement. I am actually really excited now. A new chapter in my life is due to begin, along with a few other big days this coming year (my second child is due at the end of September, I’m getting married in May and I turn the big 3-0 in June!). If life was easy it wouldn’t be worth it – that’s my motto and this year is certainly living up to that. My time as a gymnastics coach will, however, be dropping dramatically and I’m currently feeling OK about it. We’ll see closer to the time if my feelings change.
Anyway, back to it. I have so far been sent my timetable and reading list for my placement. It highlights the number of conference and subject knowledge days that I have to attend, along with a few others. My Lead school is constant until after Christmas when I will be placed into a contrasting school for 6 weeks. Finally it’s back to my Lead school for the remainder of the academic year. As I’m specialising in PE I also have some PE conferences to attend which I am looking forward to; hopefully they’ll add to my roster and boost my skill-set so I can provide the best for those that I teach.
My reading list is quite extensive, containing various subjects and psychology based theory on how to become a better teacher. In truth, I have not even begun to look at the books in this list; I’m sure I will get around to it soon though. Most of these are available in the University library I’m sure, so as soon as I’m allowed I’ll nip in to read up on them.
Until the next time…