My first experience as a teacher was a very challenging and exciting. When I wore my formal clothes and came out of my room, I saw my parents they were very proud to see me going to school as a teacher. This made me very proud of myself as I have almost completed their dreams. I went to Rakiraki Public High School. I was very excited as I was going to the school where I spent five years as a student and now as a teacher.
Upon reaching the school I went straight to the school principal. She was very happy to see me, a former student as a teacher in the school. She then directed me to the school practicum coordinator Mr Ravin Lal the vice principal of the school. He asked me to stay around as we wait for the rest of the teachers and then the staff meeting will be held. In the staff meeting the administrators welcome the new teaches and highlighted the teachers with the school rules and regulation. I was allocated associate teachers. I also learnt that teachers have to prepare a lot before they teach a class.
As the days progressed I was feeling more comfortable with both teachers and students. An exposure was given to me to supervise the teachers’ class who was absent. I was able to see some of the behaviour of the students towards teachers and felt respected. My associate teachers also gave me some of their classes to teach. I felt very nervous at first but then I controlled it and moved on teaching. My associate teacher helped me explain the students some of the concepts which I was not very clear on.
Moreover, I sometimes faced difficulties in supervising the classes as it was hard to explain student on concepts which are apart from my discipline. I also was also reluctant to talk to all the teachers as they were new to me. As days passed by I became more confident and was able to interact well with them.
To conclude my essay I can say that module one had a lot of experience for me as a teacher. I have learnt a lot of things about the school and the amount of work the teachers need to do in order to carry out a successful class. I also learnt that teachers need to ensure that student learn the concepts taught in class i.e. the objectives are to be achieved.