Where have I come from?
- I had a lack of content knowledge in mathematics and reading. This came as quite a shock and had meant I spent much more time planning my LTPs as I had to get my head around the learning areas and what they entailed
- For a while I lost my confidence in my teaching and my capabilities
- I felt that as a BT I didn’t have anything to offer to my colleagues - what possibly could a BT know that an experienced teacher doesn’t?
- I was always thoroughly planned, well in advance.
- My lessons sought to use digital technologies to get my learners enthused about their learning
- I didn’t have much of work/life balance.
- I was also a massive worrier - What if this doesn’t work? How do I teach this? Am I actually helping my kids achieve? Am I making a difference?
Where am I now?
- I have more confidence in myself, what I know, how I teach and what I can offer to my learners and colleagues
- I feel I have more of a voice, and I know that I have a place in my school and that I can help contribute to the school.
- I know that I can make a difference and I am armed with so much knowledge about how to help engage learners.
- I have the confidence to share my ideas with others.
- I have seen the positives and negatives to a MLE. It works for some learners, but not all.
- I have much better work/life balance - knowing how much work to do and where to draw the line.
Where to next?
- Continue to find new ways to use technology to engage my learners and enhance my teaching,
- Work more closely with my target learners.
- Share my digital learning with my work colleagues on a more regular basis.
- Find more ways to implement digital tools in my classroom.
- Continue to build relationships with my learners and their whanau in my new school.
- Reflect critically on my lessons and teaching on a more regular basis.