Thursday, March 02, 2006

No pupils were harmed during the staging of this crit

I was going to write a post about the tutor visit (the dreaded 'crit') that I had this week, but, to be honest, there's not much to write.

It could have been one of my two S2 classes, who are doing interesting things with PowerPoint, but it wasn't ...

It could have been one of my two S3 classes, who have just started the Communications & Networks topic and have been generating good discussion about networking, but it wasn't ...

(It was never going to be any of the three S4 classes that I've been with, because they're all frantically working on their Standard Grade coursework tasks, so I've never taught them. I've spent hours troubleshooting their TrueBasic programs, Excel spreadsheets, and Appleworks databases, but I've never actually taught them.)

No -- it turned out to be one of my two S1 classes, who are just starting word processing. What an exciting topic for a crit lesson. (Replace the adjective with one of your own choice.)
I worked in some hardware theory from the 5-14 guidelines, just so that my tutor wouldn't fall asleep in the corner ..., but I'm sure that, if you've seen one word processing lesson, you've pretty much seen them all. I counted all the pupils in, kept them from killing each other for 55 minutes, and counted them back out again. End of crit.


At Thu Mar 09, 06:01:00 pm GMT, Blogger Mr McSwan said...

Well at least it's over with, and now you can retreat to the sanctuary of jordanhill for a few weeks.

At Fri Mar 10, 09:21:00 am GMT, Blogger Duncan__ said...

Sanctuary? Or just a different type of insanity?!


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