Saturday, 25 January 2014

Teaching Experience

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Most of you probably know that I’m studying to be a primary school teacher, I only have one more semester ahead and in June 2014, I’ll receive my Bachelor diploma. I’m so excited already, I’ve spent enough time at Uni now.

Part of the studies is teaching in internships. In the first year we have 3 weeks to teach in January and in the 2nd and 3rd year it’s 5 weeks. Actually I’m already in my 4th year at the Uni of Education, because I started with the kindergarten program. I realised after 3 semesters that I don’t have the patience to teach the little ones and I missed the languages, so I changed to primary school and I’m so happy I did. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Well, I’m teaching a 6th grade now, the children are either 11 or 12 years old. I teach seven subjects: Maths, German, English, French, Music, Arts and „Human and Environment“. The last one includes Geography, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology etc.
I was a little nervous the first day, but now I’m really enjoying it. The first three weeks have been great and I learned so much. Every single day is unique and behind every small thing there is something to learn. The kids are really nice and we have a lot of fun. My prof came to see me teach as well and I got a great feedback. She’ll come back on the 3rd of February for the „diploma lesson“. That includes 1 hour of teaching and a reflection afterwards, then I get a grade which counts for the Bachelor, I’m nervous already. I’m preparing the lesson next week. Wish me luck next that Monday!!! :)

I enjoy teaching this grad so much and I really feel, that’s also the grade I’ll be teaching after Uni. One reason for this, is that I’m able to teach both foreign languages English and French and the pupils are old enough to coordinate their work and still enjoy it and be a little childish.
When I had to prepare the lessons I love the themes, but I was a little unsure about the electricity theme, now I’m loving it and the pupils are too, that’s the most important thing.

I also added some pictures to this post for you to get an insight.


  1. Well done Simona! It's so great to hear how much you're enjoying it!

  2. Simona you were born to teach, and to teach 11 and 12 year olds in particular. Your passion for teaching just shines in this post. Children will be so lucky to have you as a teacher. xo

  3. aww, thank you Aven :) This made my day <3 xx

  4. Coming from a mom & dad who both teach--I know its not as easy as it looks. Congrats on finding something you love and your coming graduation. Your future students will be lucky to have someone who loves their job, standing in front of the classroom.