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My teaching philosophy

Thursday, November 10, 2011


This is the digital philosophy that I had to create for my final assignment. Might be of interest, even just to giggle at my kiwi accent!

  
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MRS.PRINCIPAL 11/11/2011 5:16PM

    Jess,
You did a great job on your teaching philosophy! I can see why you had a job offer even before graduation, I'd hire you! Awesome project, thanks for sharing it. Loved your accent!

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CARLA-216 11/11/2011 3:08PM

    Awesome job, Jess! What a great teaching philosophy you have. I'm sure your students will thrive with you as their teacher!

PS: Love your accent!

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PUFFPASTRY 11/10/2011 11:39PM

    Aw! You are adorable! I love your accent! This video made me even more self-conscious and worried than I already have been about how I teach my community education classes. I HATE my teaching style. I've hated it for a while, but lately am getting even more anxious and frustrated that I am just a total failure as a teacher. I talk WAY too much; I don't give students enough time to write and discuss and talk amongst themselves, I don't make them generate their own discussion and opinions and critique of each other's work...I want to be much more student-centered, and instead I feel like every single thing I do is AMY-centered. emoticon

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MRSQUTPIE55 11/10/2011 9:18AM

  Jess,

I love this video. I am also a teacher and I have just written a personal education statement for grad school. My statement does even begin to compare to your work here. I hope it is okay if I borrow some ideas from you! I need you to be my teacher. Keep up the good work and students will love you. Good Luck with your career, you have mastered the challenge of teaching. emoticon

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ANAJAK 11/10/2011 3:54AM

    This is great work Jess!!

It is totally beside the point but I didn't expect your voice to sound like that at all!!

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I (probably) have a job

Sunday, November 06, 2011

My last day went well. I taught. I got 6 cards. I got mobbed by 30 children who all wanted a hug or a high five (they LOVE high fives!). I got emotional.

I went to see the principal to say goodbye etc. All she had to say was "Is everything OK?" and I burst into tears. In the middle of the office, in front of the principal and 3 office ladies. It wasn't even a dignified cry. I sobbed. How embarrassing. Anyways she took me to her office to calm down. And tell me that I have a job next year.

I still need to sign my contract, so there is still a few things that could go wrong, but the principal really wants me. All going well I will start January next year as a year 5/6 teacher (grade 4/5 for the non NZers). It is just for a year but there is always a chance another position might come up that is more permenent.

I am excited, nervous, scared, happy, sad...just about every emotion under the sun!!!

  
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ANAJAK 11/10/2011 3:48AM

    WOW!!! How did I miss all the FANTASTIC news!!??

This is just such great news Jess... Well done you!!

All those exams and assignments and written words paid off in the best way possible - you must be super stoked :)

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CARLA-216 11/9/2011 11:46AM

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This is such wonderful news! I am so happy for you, Jess!

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ANEWME42012 11/7/2011 3:30AM

    Congratulations. You'll be awesome.
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TRISHP1961 11/6/2011 3:55PM

    Enjoy the full-time sub position in January. I have been teaching 25 years and most of the new teachers that are hired get in as full-time substitutes and then kept on when others retire. Welcome aboard!

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TWINSMOMMY607 11/6/2011 10:45AM

    That is amazing! Good luck, I know you'll be an awesome teacher!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 11/6/2011 6:00AM

    Sounds like she really likes you and made special arrangements to make sure she got to keep you in her school. In my school, these 1 year things almost ALWAYS end in something more permanent! Congrats!

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REDSHOES2011 11/6/2011 2:45AM

    A rough day, but it sounds like not is all lost- I hope the principal gets in touch..
xx
Red

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I HAVE SOME FREAKIN EXCITING NEWS!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

So I went to my principals interview today (standard part of my programme). I wasn't expecting her to say "What are your plans for next year? Because I just finished talking to the deputy principal, and we would really like to keep you. You would prefer a middle school position **I nod, in shock** so we would be looking at putting you in a year 5/6 class. How does that sound?"

I was in shock! I just nodded!

So the position still has to be confirmed (and advertised) and I will have to interview for it, but if they can make a position for me then I am in, since they will just be interviewing people as a formality.

I am in shock.

OMG

  
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CARLA-216 11/2/2011 2:48PM

    OMG, I could totally do a back flip for you, Jess! That is so very awesome! Congratulations!

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SUNSCREENISGOOD 11/2/2011 10:50AM

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TATTED4X4 11/2/2011 7:42AM

    That's so awesome. I bet ur so super stoked that ur still in shock
Woohoo for u!!!!

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DARACOX 11/2/2011 5:49AM

    Congratulations!

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BUBBLEJ1 11/2/2011 4:06AM

    Ahh Maggie if it wasn't them it would be me. Just how teaching jobs go here. They legally have to be advertised, and I've applied for jobs that are similar.

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BARCLE 11/2/2011 3:29AM

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MAGGIEVAN 11/2/2011 2:53AM

    I am so glad for you.

Spare a thought for those people who's time is going to be wasted and who is going to wait for an answer. I feel for them. This is one part of New Zealand life that I don't like. emoticon

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PUFFPASTRY 11/1/2011 11:42PM

    WOO HOOOOO! Look at you, Ms. Success!
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KWRIGHT26 11/1/2011 11:32PM

    YAY! Congratulations!

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LIVE_N_LEARN1 11/1/2011 11:19PM

    Congrats!!
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Random thoughts

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

1.I am blogging from the iPad because my old laptop drops my wifi signal when I am in bed. This post may post half finished and full of errors. Forgive me

2.I went for a jog yesterday. I got home to my enthusiastic boyfriend in running gear (the shorts, his chicken legs,I laughed. Poor boy) so off we went. Mr. "you're running slow, I'm pulling ahead" galloped off. I caught up. Turtle and rabbit my friends. He wants to fun 3 times per week. I'm keen. It was nice having company (and someone else to carry the water bottle)

3.My placement finishes this Friday. Then, I have a presentation and and assignment and I AM DONE WITH UNI FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes folks, that's right. I can't wait, but I am scared about not being able to find a job (no luck so far). However, my associate is being cagey about discussing my report so I hope it's not bad! I passed my evaluation with flying colours so it can't be too bad...but still, not a nice feeling

4. Russell got a job for over the holidays. Just at a warehouse, picking goods to be sent off but it's good money and it's better than no money! And it is near my work so we can carpool a couple of days per week, which will save petrol. It's a 20minute drive to work so it will be nice to have some company.

5.that's about it! Ka kite ano!!

  
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CARLA-216 11/1/2011 12:09PM

    How exciting to be so close to being finished with uni! Good thoughts for your report and for finding a job.

Well done on your jog yesterday, and for Russell getting a job for the holidays.

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ANAJAK 11/1/2011 6:10AM

    Oh Bubbles!! I totally feel your excitement about the end of uni! I finish tomorrow morning - last exam - but just for the summer!!

So cool you and Barcle met up!

Right better get some brain sleep now...

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Look who I met!

Sunday, October 30, 2011



Its Barcle!

I met the lovely Barcle and her sister for a wine and a nibble while she was up in Auckland this weekend.

She is lovely, and just as fun as she appears to be on her profile. We had a good ol' chat and before we knew it it was getting late and time to go (it was a school night and Barcle had done a 10K that morning). It was fun to meet up with someone that I have "known" for a while :)

  
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PUFFPASTRY 11/1/2011 12:40AM

    Oh, that's really cool! I don't think I ever wrote about meeting Librarylass in real life, which is a shame -- I should have blogged about that! She and her husband were both sweet, smart and funny, and it was cool seeing the 3D person behind the Spark account! emoticon

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CARLA-216 10/31/2011 12:12PM

    How fun!

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BARCLE 10/31/2011 3:18AM

    Awwww, you are soooo sweet! It was fantastic to meet you in person too and I am really looking forward to when you visit Wellington, It is so true how time flies. I will be up for the next October marathon so we must meet up again then. Obviously, I hope we get the chance for another meet up before then.
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JIBBIE49 10/30/2011 11:57PM

    emoticonHappy Halloween.

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