It's all very well saying "finding your element is the road to self fulfillment" but what happens if following this path means letting go of your closest friends, especially at school. What happens…Continue
"Hi Colin, to be honest. In all competitions there are winners and losers and this is a lesson worth learning but in my classroom I would prefer an environment where everyone feels they are in a safe place to learn and an inclusive situation exists.…"
Wish I knew what I wanted to do at school leaving time! I could draw a bit, so it was art school for me, but I also wanted to sell cars!! Now, at my age, I've been lucky enough to find my 'element', return to get…"
"You can't make a student learn. I think you can only put the conditions in place and show them the way. Motivation is a very emotional and sensitive being and is everchanging. One week the student might be really up for it but the next just not…"
"Hi Melissa, I tried doing one of my observation classes with a prezi presentation and loads of youtube videos and I forgot to actually talk with the students. I made the mistake of thinking if I used technology this would keep the students…"
"Hi Hannah, I'm going through the same things as you I think, and I'm in no position to sound like I know what I'm talking about.
The advice I was given was that every teacher even the ones that look calm and collected are just as…"
All I can say is that as a teenager I was not supported in following my love of Art & Design and was told after you have finished your BTEC you have had your bit of fun, get yourself a real job LOL. I then spent some years in different…"
"Hi Gina , Germans are usually right about things and I have to agree there is a limit on how much you can take in at 3.30-5.00 in the afternoon. Concentration levels go down after a certain amount of time. The secondary school I did some GTP…"
"Hi Ellie, this sounds like that classic school report of students in the middle that reads "doing fine but could do better" and then left there in this category until school finishes. I think students react differently to different ways of…"
"Hi Anita, any education concerning money is of value and benifit and I do believe it is part of most schools modules. But to be honest I think it depends how responsible and mature the students are and until the students are earning the money they…"
"It's the fun lessons you remember as a student especially if they are between dull ones. Engaging students is so hard anyway if you can do anything to raise your lesson above the normal I think it's worth trying. There is a side of me that…"
I am not sure at what point in life we really do achieve self fulfillment (I am not 100% onboard with Maslow here). I believe our destinations change as things happen and effect our personal lives in ways we maybe did not plan for, or see…"
"Hi Emma, Sometimes a student seems to express they have lost interest in the lesson by producing the mobile phone. and it can feel like you are having to compete with phones at times. I 've started to become more and more less tolerant of…"
"Hi Jo, the internet is geat for teaching but also learning. For every example I used on Youtube to demonstrate my lesson points the students threw back just as many they knew. On youtube it was a very fast and broadening experience. I loved the way…"
From a personal point of view, I was one of the students who left their friends at Braintree college to study art in Colchester. I did miss my friends, but found that I made new friends who I had much more in common with. I still kept in…"
"Hi Dave, I agree with Aimee you have to do what is right for you. If these friends are 'real' friends then then they will support you no matter what you are doing. I'd encourage students to follow the right path for them and to do…"