It’s been a busy one! I still have writing projects to wrap up before the Xmas break, but I’m taking a moment off for some reflection. So, how’s everything been this year?
I’ve learnt quite a bit from my role as an EAL teacher/coordinator at an international school. I’ve been working with some great subject teachers – I blogged about my experiences in KS4 Science which have been awesome.
I’ve a much better understanding of CLIL now having had the chance to apply it in my context. I’ve also been teaching IGCSE ESL and KS3 English which is good experience. Plus, I’ve been learning lots through supporting in subjects like BTEC Business, Geography and so on.
I’ve also enjoyed informally mentoring my (only) colleague in the Secondary EAL department, who is working towards a PGCEi. We get to observe each other a lot as we share a classroom. I can share tips and resources, and of course learn things myself too!