A Day in the Life of a Trainee Teacher
I start my day around 6:30am. I get ready for work and pack a big flask of hot tea. I arrive at my school at 7:40am. I like to get to school early so I have time to prepare all my resources for the day and run through my lesson plans before any students arrive. I help out with a Year 10 form and at the moment we are discussing road awareness which is important to them as many cycle or walk to school every day.
At the moment I am teaching around 2 lessons a day so I have to make sure I am organised moving round school. Today I am teaching Year 9 about interior angles. It’s a bit different as all of the year are at home and I am talking to them through an online platform. I chose to do an interactive quiz so I could track weaknesses in the class and who has attended the lesson. I managed to get through everything I planned before the bell for break. At break and lunch, I always pop to the Maths office and have a chat with some colleagues about the day ahead.
My favourite part of the day is reflecting on lessons I have taken. I write a list of my strengths and development points and plan what I am going to cover in the next lesson. Today is also my first lunch time duty. I had to walk round the canteen with my Mentor while Year 11 ate lunch. Most days go by in a flash and before I know it its gone 3pm and I start getting ready to go home. I always check my planner to see what tasks I need to do and I try and get these done as soon as I get home so they are out the way.
Every evening I take some time to really relax. When the gyms have been open I tend to go each night to work out and socialise. At the moment though they’re closed where I live, so I spend time talking to friends and video calling them or watching TV. Before I go to sleep I will again check my planner and write of list of tasks to do the next day and plan what I am going to wear the next day.
By Carina Booth