On arrival at my main placement school, I am greeted by mentor who gives me a whistle-stop tour of the school and who’s who. I’ve been told by my training provider that the first two weeks are all about observation – that we are going to do nothing but observe for two weeks.
Initially, I found it difficult it to see the value of observation, as I have previously worked as Learning Support Assistant. I have seen many different teachers teach and so have a good understanding about happens in the classroom and what I would like to try.
Having said that, it was interesting to just watch classes…
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