Teach First Glossary Continued


This week it has been very hard to find time to post. One of the trickiest things about the Summer Institute is making time to fit in everything that needs doing around placements and classes. My to do list features: reflective journal entries, peer reviews, WA1, resource making, deciding which union to join, applying for a student Oyster card, doing some washing, eating, sleeping etc. It’s probably time for another glossary to explain what these things are:

Reflective Journal

Each week, from Summer Institute through to the end of the PGCE, participants are given 3-4 reflective questions to respond to. These will usually relate to experiences we’ve had that week, as well as self-assessment tasks, which help us to consider how we are developing against the list of Teach First competencies and Teaching Standards. The participant then draws up a list of 3 areas for immediate development. The journal is…

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