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Some Endless Rambling

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 01:29 AM by Mana
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So I've not been around much lately, other than occasionally stalking OCD or posting in the RP forums. It has been a busy... well over a month now, which is scary but hey ho.

I know the majority of people don't know much about me, so I thought I'd give some insight in to what I'm currently doing at the moment in life.

Six weeks ago I started a new university course, at <CENSORED CITY NAME>, to become a science teacher. After an intense few weeks at uni, I've now completed my third week in a secondary school - mostly acting as a teaching assistant/observer. This week though I finally manned up enough to orchestrate some lessons myself.

My first lesson was a heart dissection with a small group. It was pretty chilled and fun, the kids were pleasant and the lesson went relatively smoothly. My second lesson, however, was the real test - 30 top set kids ready to learn a new topic.

I was bricking it for the lessons before, psyching myself up to just stand at the front and command an audience - I'm not particularly loud in real life so I was very worried about whispering half the lesson. A few minutes in though and it felt so... normal. I could fire off questions, get them contributing, make them listen to me. Everything suddenly worked and it made that fear disappear. At the end of the lesson I realised how hot and flustered I was, but doing my time at the front of the class I somehow managed to keep my cool.

Next week I'll be teaching a few more, then after half term I'll have 10 classes a week to teach. Doesn't sound like much but it means 2-3 hours a day, and the planning on top of that. It'll be busy.

But yeah, that's my reason for not being around much at the moment. I doubt I'll be posting much more after this, except in my RP and maybe OCD if something interesting pops up. I do miss hanging out on #OCD chat (whether people still use that any more?...) and Minecrafting with Alex and Davie - hopefully I'll have some time to join you guys soon, if you're not too busy with uni as well!

Feel free to VM me still though, I do try to reply :3
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    Liliana Vess's Avatar
    Omg 10 lessons a week ;; good luck with the teaching! Make sure to tell me all about it and try not to scare me too much with the horror stories! :D
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 01:37 AM by Liliana Vess Liliana Vess is offline
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    Originally Posted by Hybrid Trainer View Comment
    Omg 10 lessons a week ;; good luck with the teaching! Make sure to tell me all about it and try not to scare me too much with the horror stories! :D
    Baha I'll try not to scare you. Some of the other people at uni have some great stories from their first week, some of which I can't repeat on here... lmao.
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 02:12 AM by Mana Mana is offline
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    Shining Raichu's Avatar
    I have missed you . I met you too short of a time before this all started to go down. I'm happy you're doing well though! It's all very exciting :D
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 02:17 AM by Shining Raichu Shining Raichu is offline
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    Originally Posted by SwiftSign View Comment
    Baha I'll try not to scare you. Some of the other people at uni have some great stories from their first week, some of which I can't repeat on here... lmao.
    Ok now you have to tell me about it! Get on IRC or skype some time!!!
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 02:27 AM by Liliana Vess Liliana Vess is offline
    Updated October 21st, 2012 at 02:51 AM by Liliana Vess (How could I leave a word that important out ):)
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    Originally Posted by Shining Raichu View Comment
    I have missed you . I met you too short of a time before this all started to go down. I'm happy you're doing well though! It's all very exciting :D
    Thanks Andy :D I don't even have MSN anymore, since I got a new laptop and just cba, but I'll come on #OCD sometime!
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 03:19 AM by Mana Mana is offline
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    Mr. Swifty, look at you teachin' dem kids. :D GO ON AND CHANGE THEIR WORLD. :D

    Miss ya too btw!
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 07:20 AM by Meganium Meganium is offline
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    I'm thinking of becoming an english teacher!
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 07:59 AM by
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    I'm thinking of becoming an english teacher!
    Do it! Join us!


    And Megan <3
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 08:10 AM by Mana Mana is offline
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    I'm concerned with how much I'd get paid.
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 08:15 AM by
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    Originally Posted by Patchisou Yutohru View Comment
    I'm concerned with how much I'd get paid.
    Ah right! Teaching salaries in the UK are pretty good, I'm looking at £22k for my first year of teaching :3
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 08:23 AM by Mana Mana is offline
 

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