I am teaching!

18 03 2007

Filton College Yes, that’s right. I am teaching at an A-Level college here in Bristol.

My friend (and Psychology course leader at Filton College) asked me to cover for one of his teachers on maternity leave.

So here I am, 3 weeks into the course, teaching Psychology and really enjoying it.

I knew I could do it, deep down, with all the experience I have of presenting and teaching. But never having taught uppety 17 year olds before and adding the fact that I had no really knowledge of Psychology from an academic point of view, you can understand why the first week was SO scary.

So 3 weeks in and I am off and running. There is much work to be done: learning new topics and discovering how to mark assignments. All in all it has been and will continue to be a very rewarding experience.

I was initially asked to do two weeks, but this was extended beause of the great response from my students. I am now here until the end of the school year (end of June).

A huge thank you to Mark for the amount of time and effort he has put in to helping me get up to speed with all that needs to be leared. I doubt I would have been able to do it if not for him. Cheers Bro.



One response

19 03 2007

Well done Andy, I mean Andrew 🙂 Does this mean that you will be doing a teaching course to become a school teacher?!

I think the school kids should call you ‘Sir’ or Mr Maxwell 🙂 just like we did at school.

I prefer the name Andy its more hip and trendy. Andrew sounds too formal, but if you want respect from teenagers it sounds more authoritative. I think you should also wear your blue dressing gown and long socks to complete the look.

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