The STEM Online experience was well structured, allowing participants to have exposure to a mixture of informative sessions, skills development workshops led by Teach First and sessions led by external organisations. Each day of the experience was different, but each session delivered was very relevant and allowed me to learn something new and consider how to implement what I had learnt moving forward. It was great to be able to learn more about the different things going on at the organisation and start to develop core transferrable skills for the classroom along the way.
The experience was set out over a a few days with a 9-5 layout. We would start with an icebreaker and a little chat at the beginning and then go on to have various sessions with multiple different people at teach first. The lessons covered all aspects of how to be a good teacher from lesson planning to engaging with students. We would do tasks in groups of students to practice the skills we learnt.
The experience was a two day session that offered insights into the British education system, helped understand planning and delivering lessons and also offered networking events and talks about charities that Teach First work with. It provided me with a variety of experience and allowed me to develop my competencies that are paramount to Teach First. Sessions varied from debates, to problem solving, to teaching and to networking.
A 2 day online experience with sessions ranging from self evaluation and reflection, to teaching a mini lesson, to learning about the opportunities at Teach First and finding out about partner charities and volunteer work. We did discussions about problems in education in the UK today and how we can make an impact on young peoples lives.
Student taster day. It was a great opportunity to network with many aspiring teachers and talk to people within the profession and who work for TeachFirst to get to know more about the company and the work they do. There was also the chance to plan and teach a short teaching episode and get feedback from peers and professionals.
This experience was carried out over zoom. Day 1: -personal development session -debate surrounding educational inequality -learn about Teach First's mission -plan a mini lesson -ask questions to ambassadors -social quiz Day 2: -discuss solutions to educational problems in the UK -deliver a mini lesson, give and receive feedback -personal development -opportunities fair
We spent one week in Teach First's Corporate Office in East London and the second week at our placement school - various places around the country were chosen however, I was based in London. The first week was focused on learning about Teach First's mission - to end educational inequality in the UK through the provision of high quality teachers. The second week was based around applying the skills we had learnt in the first week in a classroom environment.
The two days were made up of lots of different sessions varying from leaning more about Teach First and its mission, networking with other students, teaching a short lesson and receiving feedback from a qualified teacher and looking at personal skills development.
- A two day course focusing on the ways in which we can reduce inequality within education in the UK - I was able to take part in debates, come up with solutions to educational problems, and teach a mini lesson. These activities took place across the two days.