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Alycat
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25 May 2010, 10:35 am

I've qualified as a teacher, and I signed up with a supply agency. Today was my first day of work. They rang me up in the morning because they needed someone at a local school.
It was very stressful, but I managed it.
Maybe I'll be able to cope with this life stuff after all!


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25 May 2010, 10:49 am

Whoo Hoo!

Nice one! That is such cool news! :D :P



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25 May 2010, 11:52 am

Good for you! You get 100 points for your first day :D

(BTW, dragons are really very nice people once you get to know them.)


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25 May 2010, 11:43 pm

Congratulations!

I wish you good courage!



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26 May 2010, 8:35 pm

Alycat wrote:
. . . Today was my first day of work. They rang me up in the morning because they needed someone at a local school. . .

I take it this is the equivalent of substitute teaching in the UK? Yes, you will get a wealth of experience, yes, every day is kind of a fresh start and you can try out new things. But, Wow, this is the most demanding and challenging type of teaching. Keep trying with energy as it sounds like you are doing, ping pong it back and forth, interchange between theory and practice, but please also cut yourself some slack when you make mistakes. This very much is a learning experience.



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27 May 2010, 4:09 am

AspieWolf wrote:

(BTW, dragons are really very nice people once you get to know them.)
:lol:

AardvarkGoodSwimmer wrote:
I take it this is the equivalent of substitute teaching in the UK? Yes, you will get a wealth of experience, yes, every day is kind of a fresh start and you can try out new things. But, Wow, this is the most demanding and challenging type of teaching. Keep trying with energy as it sounds like you are doing, ping pong it back and forth, interchange between theory and practice, but please also cut yourself some slack when you make mistakes. This very much is a learning experience.
Yes it is substitute/supply teaching. And yes it is very challenging. I'm going to at least have a rest next week (half term holiday)


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27 May 2010, 5:11 pm

You are strong. Congrats!


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27 May 2010, 6:26 pm

Hi Alycat,

Congratulations! Having been a substitute teacher myself, I know it can be challenging.

My fingers are crossed for you. Good luck!


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