Sunday, 2 July 2017

Back to the classroom

I am now back into the throes of classroom teaching and loving it. My husband, however, has remarked on the noticeable change in me since starting back. School life is exciting, forever changing, inspiring, and never ever dull. Yet it can also be stressful, with demands being made of you left right and centre. It has been very hard to keep up my focus on research as the here and now immediacy of teaching always has to be dealt with first.

I don't for a minute think that I am the first person facing this problem, and it is a situation I created myself by wanting to complete a masters degree while teaching full time. I know I will get through it by the end of October, but I also know that juggling two things that I want to do my absolute best in will be stressful and time consuming.

However, as I work through this blog post and the presentation I will give to my inquiry group on Monday (below) I realise how this research has opened up some new ways of teaching to me and given me the time to explore areas that I am passionate about. It has been very refreshing to spend concentrated time on one small area of the curriculum, but also to see how this links with many other areas.

I believe that a focus on vocabulary throughout the day, week and year, will make a significant impact on our young learners.

Here is my post-intervention reflection:

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