This morning I had my observation with Anne, the MDTA supervisor. I am so used to be observed now that I kind of forgot she was there (which is a good thing promise, it means I'm not scared!).
Firstly we had our discussion about the journal articles we had read that week, and then we moved onto our activity which was sorting out our rubbish. I had asked the cleaner of our school not to throw out the rubbish from the upstairs classes (year 4-8) on Thursday afternoon, so that my class could sort it out on Friday morning. She even gave me a box of gloves!
We sorted it out, discussed, gave ideas for how to fix the problem of having too much rubbish etc, and the students did their create lesson. In my opinion it was an okay lesson - nothing amazing.
Here is Anne's feedback.
And here are some snippets which I particularly liked.
"You continually made connections - referring to a picture and probing and digging deeply into the text and pictures."
" The discussion was very lively and was full of energy, which you then ledvinto the core of the lesson, which was about rubbish in our school."
"Good to see the consistency you have with the learners and their behaviour."