The end is nigh. I’m finishing off the final pieces of assignment for the semester and then I will be enjoying three glorious weeks of holidays! Another semester done, another semester closer to becoming a teacher.
The one thing that I’ve become really conscious of this semester is all of the “things I must remember”. All of those great ideas that my mentor teachers have shared. All of those great classroom resources. All of those handy little behaviour management skills and strategies. All of those positive behaviour reward ideas. All of those ideas that are shared during lectures and tutorials at Uni. All of those tips from Textbooks and Research articles. I don’t want to loose them. I don’t want those great experiences to get forgotten and just float off into the clouds! So I’ve started a notebook to keep a record of all these things. It’s going to be my “Bec’s Guide to Surviving the First Year” book. And as I come across these little ideas and bits and pieces, I’m going to add them to the book. I know I will thank myself in the long run. I can see myself reading through the pages on the night before I start my first day with my OWN CLASSROOM!
Another great source of inspiration for my future is Pinterest. Great little visual ideas, classroom decoration and layout ideas, planning and lesson ideas and games ideas. I’m going to keep on pinning and I’m sure that some of these ideas will end up in my Survival Guide.
For now, this the last post for my EDC3100 course. But I may just be back at some stage and write an update on how things are going. I know I will definitely be back to review this blog and revisit some of the great resources I’ve shared.
So… until next time…