Impression of the first few days of practicum

Submitted by akmal on 22 February, 2006 - 3:00pm. Categories: Messages

Dear all,

How were your first days of practicum? For someone like me, who unfortunately never went through the school experience, I have had a culture shock. Just wondering whether anyone else is grappling with the issue of classroom management vs trying out innovative pedagogy. I've found that teachers are generally spending a huge amount of time trying to manage their classes (in which I'm referring to loud or disruptive students), and as a result have very little time to actually teach. Is anyone else facing this challenge too?

A side issue is how personal should our messages be, given that this is a public website. I wouldn't want to be the next "blogger incident". What do you think?

- akmal