Today was the second chance to apply our new teaching skills. It was a tricky day with some very unruly and upset children. We were told we handled it well which was pleasing because it was heartbreaking seeing our lesson plans being replaced by nearly 100% classroom management.
We’re relaxing now feeling mostly relieved that it is done. We’re practising with teaching some teaching assistants (adults) and some high school children next week. Others on our course have already taught those classes and they have said that they are the more satisfying classes to teach.
The children in the primary school – the ones we taught today – are usually taught by TV which is very sad. I suspect their unruly behaviour was a combination of impacts, but their education doesn’t look like it’s very good generally. Very sad.