The First Week on my ITT Course
I had a great first week on my
SCITT course; all the students and staff were very welcoming! For the majority
of the week, I observed lessons and made some notes whilst in those lessons. The
time I was given for observation really helped me to settle in and get to know
the school. Also, it meant that I get to know all of my
classes before going on to teach them. I made notes and observations on a few
different things, for example, behaviour management and types of activities.
Moreover, I acquired the seating plans from the teachers to help me learn the names of the class. This is important so that I can build a relationship with the
students. I got to observe quite a few different teachers which was interesting
and important to see - they all had different
teaching styles and explained concepts in different
ways - which was useful to observe.
Furthermore, I have observed a variety of
different year groups, which is important for me, as when I become a teacher I will be expected to teach all year groups. It was interesting
to see how a teacher will change their teaching style for the different year groups.
Finally, often when you are observing a lesson you can see/hear the misunderstandings
that students pick up. Therefore, you can see how a teacher comes to deal with these
misunderstandings. Also, if you remember these errors and understand
why the student has got to this misunderstanding, then when it comes to teaching you can try to prevent these misunderstandings from occurring.
Overall, I had a
great first week and can’t wait to start my second week!
By Molly Lillicrap