|Now children, who here likes trains?|
I'm thinking of documenting the 4 week journey here and seeing where it leads. Laura's interactions with the kids will be the key to this process going well.
For the weekend before her prac officially begins, I've asked her to put together a little notebook with photos of the kids from the class on each page. I want her to learn as much as she can about each kid in the first few days. What they like, how they learn, how they respond to praise, direction, tone.
|I tries to keeps it real. Sometimes its a risk and that's ok.|
At the end of the day, I want to play time bingo with Mandarin. This will be a long shot. If it works, it'll be pretty rad. If it flops, that'll be ok too. All part of trying to keep it real.
I'll bet I learn a bunch from the experience about my own teaching. If not, then I'll blame my praccy.