Friday 3 September 2010

Learn Something New Every Day: 3rd September

Here's my page for yesterday: I'm looking forward to learning how to be a good tutor to my form. The picture is of my classroom waiting for the madness to descend!

Today was Friday. It's been a sort week at school but I feel as though I've learned a lot. I probably have! For example, for today I have learned that I have a tendency to learn students' names based on where they sat. My form muddled themselves around and I could remember what name should be in which seat, but not which name belonged to which face. Ooops.

It's also important to remember that the week always seems easier after a good after-school-pub-gossip with colleagues in the department. I love that there are a couple of other young maths teachers and that we get along really well. I've learned loads from them as they remember what is was like to be new. In fact, they've been the ones that have given me the most useful, hands on, practical advice. I'm so glad to be able to work with them!

Kisses xxx

P.S. I'd say I also learned that muddling up class lists means you can't work out any names, but that was a one-off mistake and frankly, I think I knew that anyway. Slight Year 12 disaster solved by apologetically referring to them all by 'Oy, you' for the day. They were very nice about it, bless them!


  1. wow i love the 360 photo of the classroom did u use an iphone app. i need to try mine out? i love the rainbows idea, r the frames the pots of gold at the end.
    as a teacher in a previous life i can appreciate having people who support and relate well to each other. enjoy ur weekend off
    Jo xxxx

  2. lol! I used seating plans to help me learn names all the time - now I teach in a small primary school and by the time they're of an age to be in my classes I've already known them from 'around school' for a couple of years. It helps :-) Loving your rainbows and the snippets of apple paper xx

  3. This is a gorgeous page. Seating plans are wonderful - until you move the pupils around as a punishment (and cut off your own nose!) I still remember where a boy called Blue sat nearly 20 years ago. Now I just have to remember teachers' names!