At our Manaiakalani PLG we shared a highlight of our term with one another. For me, the highlight has been in creating more engaging lessons and activities for my learners. I have taken some risks in the lessons that I have taught (we took a few trips to the kitchen!) but I have thoroughly enjoyed them.
Teaching procedural writing was my favourite unit this term as there were many opportunities for rich discussion and hands on activities. I introduced the topic by presenting my learners with some instructions to follow which required them to create electrical circuits. The students then discussed their experiences and realized that the instructions that they had been given were quite different and they explained what made some easier to follow than others.
|Check out the students creations|
The other highlight of my experiences so far would be the relationships that I have built with my learners and colleagues. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching this class and working with such a strong and supportive mentor. I was lucky enough to receive birthday messages from them all (my birthday is in the school holiday) and was really touched by what they had written.
Bring on the next six months!