It’s the last week before the start of the June Holiday break!! I do hope you all get a chance to get a break.
Okay here’s some important information for all of you.
For those of you who came in October 2015
After June, you are heading into what I would call the ORANGE zone. You should by now have contacted your supervisors to come observe your classes etc. I will let you know when the seminar to present your portfolio will happen AFTER the June holidays. So please make use of the holidays to get in touch with your supervisors.
For those of you who came In recently
You will be pleased to know that this week, you do NOT have a new workshop to complete. Please use the time to complete the assignment for LAST week. In case you forgot, here’s the instructions again.
You will need to get out of your seats and go and chat with a student. I would suggest you try and speak to a student whom you rarely speak to. Get to know them and you will be surprised at what they tell you. If they ask what is the exercise for, tell them you are doing a class on teaching and learning and would like to know what motivates them.
Can I also please urge you NOT to judge any of them and you will be surprised at what you unearth / discover about our students. Many CT lecturers who have done this part have told me they found the exercise powerful and gave them plenty of food for thought. I would suggest you take your student for a coffee and speak there instead of the office which may be intimidating. Okay, here’s what you need to do:
Step 1 – Download the instructions the instructions – http://tinyurl.com/jkpzva8
Step 2 – Create your own persona of our students either via PPT or Capzles (See instructions in the downloaded file)
Step 3 – Submit your work via email to me (Mark) at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Take note, this assignment that you do needs to go into your Portfolio, so please take the time to do this meaningfully. I am interested in knowing what you have learnt about our students so far.
As usual, if you have any issues, please let me know and I’ll act on it.
Happy Holidays folks and have a well deserved break