On Monday I taught my first full lesson. Most trainees that I know have been building up to full lessons, beginning by delivering a starter. No such luck for me! My mentor told me that I would teaching a full lesson with year 7.
I was able to teach from the departmental resources (which saved me a lot of time and some stress). I wasn’t stressed entering the situation but there were a few occasions when I found myself tongue tied.
I couldn’t remember what I was trying to say & was sure I was stumbling over my words. At one point my face felt like it was so hot that it must have been beetroot red but no-one commented otherwise. My year 7s were so noisy whenever I gave them an activity. Next time I’m going to have to give them some clear expectations on noise level. I think for my first time attempt it went well and all of the class learnt something, so job done!
Next week I am teaching the same group and a some year 8s. I feel more nervous not about teaching but the fact that another teacher is going to be in the room.
I am worried about the observation process as to me it feels like I am being judged and I don’t know what I can do to get out of that mindset.