Friday, 25 November 2016

A good week


I don't mean a good week in being frugal and scoring yellow stickered items, although you can see I did well last night πŸ˜€

I mean I had a good week at work!  For the first time since I started this job it felt like everything was starting to come together and other people are noticing.

A visiting specialist colleague who supports a wee girl in my class with major communication difficulties, spent some time in my classroom to observe her with her peers.  I didn't have advance notice so I didn't prepare anything special! It was a Literacy lesson with various activities going on, some children working on their own, some in groups and some working with me.  At the end she commented that there was a lovely atmosphere in the room with all children busy and engaged in their learning.

I had another parents' evening where all the parents reported back to me that their children were happy and enjoying what we did each day.

I only taught for 3 days with the remaining 2 days being Staff Development.  Yesterday we had a visiting speaker to talk about Reflective Reading.  She was very inspiring and gave us lots of practical stuff about teaching reading in 'new' ways.  I was already doing some of the ideas she was suggesting so it was great to know I'm doing the 'right' thing in current thinking about reading.  Especially as it's now a whole school change in the way we approach it.  At my job interview I was asked about how I taught reading so the headteacher obviously knows what I do already.

Today at our morning meeting about our behaviour policy I made a suggestion that is going to be implemented starting on Monday!

And this afternoon we went to a course on Mentoring and at the end 2 of my younger colleagues said they wanted me to be their mentor  πŸ’œ

All these have added up to a good week professionally.  I really really needed one!

Now I need to start planning and thinking about Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ

6 comments:

  1. It is lovely when your colleagues affirm you, isn't it? Well done.
    J x

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  2. good one....keep it up and you'll be a master teacher for all!

    viv

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  3. Aww, thank you. It's amazing how a few positive comments about what you're doing can make you feel that everything will work out

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  4. Bless you. You have been sent into these children's lives just when they need you. A good teacher can form a child for life, and it seems as though you have that gift.

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  5. I agree with Lesley. I'm now knocking 60 and I still remember the "good" ones. Actually I got my job in Switzerland when I was 21 (and absolutely fell in love with the place), so I looked up my old French teacher's address and wrote to him to say that if I had been able to get such a good job it was down to my French and THAT was down to him - for which I thanked him. He wrote the sweetest letter back. I heard he died shortly afterwards as he was fairly elderly when I was at school, so I am so glad I did it. Good for you - those little kids will remember you. Anna

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