12 August 2008

Assignment time already


Yes, three weeks into the semester and we're off! In fact, in the first week we were meant to have found some random kids, interviewed them on their knowledge of the water cycle, and then teach them something they don't know...yeah, right! Many of us don't even know any kids so we had to go a-begging back to our practicum schools about whether we could use a few of their students. I could only get year ones which are 5 and 6 years old. I can tell you that "zaperation", as they called evaporation, was way over their heads. Still, beggars can't be choosers and this course is all about processing assignments rather than having meaningful teaching/ learning experiences so I'm plodding on. Next week I will teach my peers all about electrical circuits...riviting stuff folks!

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
— Douglas Adams

1 comment:

matt miller said...

ha ha ha! this post made me laugh! i especially loved the "deadlines" quote... WHOOSH! there goes another one.

your "zaperation" ordeal reminds me of when Hasuno Elementary asked Mark and I to do a lesson about the indigenous people of the North Pole in English to 8 year-old Japanese kids... needless to say it was a disaster.

matto xoxox