Brush up your blog, and your maths – course starts Monday

August 19, 2008 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

Well, it’s over two weeks since I finished work, and in six days time I’ll be a student again. I was hoping this break would allow me to start the course with a clear head, but I seem to have failed to either completely relax or be particularly effective in this time (paperwork all over the place and pre-course reading started but nowhere near finished).

I’ve been thinking a lot about teaching maths and sciences. I increasingly regret my ambivalence to these subjects at school, and have been wondering how I can ensure children in my class get the best opportunities in these areas. I don’t want to pass on my insecurities; I want to pass on the admiration I discovered post-school. I want every child in my class to feel they can get something from maths and sciences (even if they find it hard) and to help every child take their learning as far as they can. I feel the same about the other things they’re learning too – it’s just I’m more concerned about my ability in these areas. I’ll be down the front of all the maths lectures from next week, determined and all ears!

I’ve also been thinking about how to hang onto what I’ve learned from being outside education looking in. That’s at least one another post by itself though.

Maybe it’s no wonder my head’s a bit of a jumble. Exciting though…

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