Work Experience Report: Learning from Ms. Donoghue

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I did my work experience in a primary school in Clondalkin. I was assigned to work with Ms.Donoghue and her second class students. Ms.Donoghue’s role as a teacher was to prepare lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. She facilitated learning by establishing a relationship with her pupils and by her organisation of learning resources and the classroom learning environment. She assessed and recorded progress of the students and prepared the pupils for examinations. Ms. Donoghue had a lot of skills which enabled her to be a good and practical teacher and some of these skills included: Organisation skills: Ms. Donoghue was a much organised person all of her different teaching materials e.g.handouts were all placed in a folder at the side of her classroom this was a great help for her as it enabled her to easily access the different materials she needed. Ms. Donoghue also had created a time table for herself this time table included the different subjects she would teach to the kids from Monday to Friday. I thought this method was very practical as it enabled her to have a better understanding for herself of what she would teach the boys each day. Communication skills: Ms. Donoghue is a very friendly, caring and kind person this enabled her to get along very well with all of her students and her work colleagues leading to her having really good communication skills. Teaching skills: Ms. Donoghue also had a really good way of teaching the different topics in the different subjects to the kids. Ms. Donoghue would use songs to try and help the kids to understand and learn the topic she was trying to teach. I thought this was a really good practise as it enabled the kids to easily understand about the different subject they had to know, the kids were learning and having fun at the same time which I thought was really nice way of teaching.

Ms. Donoghue told me that to be Primary school teacher you must be qualified to teach a range of primary school...
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