Today, I arrived at school a little anxious and nervous, since I would be observed during both of my lessons. During period one I made some photocopies and went through the investigation that the year 11s would be doing during period three; I wanted to make sure the lesson would be flawless!
I met Rod over at the science center before starting "Bones" class. The lesson went really well and I received some great feedback! Rod spoke with a few of the students to see what they thought of me. The students with whom he spoke with indicated that they "enjoy my teaching style and find my questioning challenging and insightful!" I was quite pleased with this feedback from the students.
Before period three, I had some time to set up for the stomata investigation that the year 11s would be doing. Making sure all of the equipment was available, I felt confident that the students would get a lot out of the lesson. I was right- the students were extremely engaged and enjoyed the lesson! At the end of the lesson, I had a discussion with Rod regarding the lesson. His feedback regarding all of his observations made the hard work over the past three months that much more rewarding.
I am very fortunate to work in an environment where student can thrive, as all of their learning styles are being catered to. When I move home to find a job, I am antsy to see if I find any science classrooms that hold up to the standards they have here at BSC. I hope I do!
I am off to bed tonight feeling like a true Australian- content with life and optimistic for the future!