Prac here I come! I have been advised this morning that a placement has been allocated and I will go out on prac on Monday.
The wait was worth it as my school has a strong commitment to digital citizenship and a good student to ICT ratio. I am looking forward to meeting with my mentor on Monday to discuss the possible ICT integration within the lessons.
Reflecting on the work I have done with identifying possible ICTs and aligning them with the CLEM framework will serve me well. There will be no time to stress between now and Monday which I see as an upshot. I did google dealing with stress and came across this site which lists 10 tips for stress relief.
Cavanagh & Prescott (2015, p.7) suggest the following ideas to maintain good physical, mental and emotional shape while on prac:
- eat nutritiously
- minimise the sugary drinks which adversely effect levels of concentration
- take a water bottle and drink water when you can
- exercise before or after school to boost fitness
- ensure adequate quality sleep
- minimise social outings during the school week; relax with family and friends on the weekend.
I wish all a very successful and rewarding prac next week.
Cavanagh, M. & Prescott, A. (2015). Your professional experience handbook: a guide for preservice teachers (p. 7). Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Australia.
Top 10 Tips for Stress Relief. (2012). The Coaching Academy Blog. Retrieved from http://www.coachingacademyblog.com/top-10-tips-for-stress-relief/#.VzVjIfl97IU
The Coaching Academy Blog. (2012, March 21). [photograph]. Retrieved from Top 10 Tips for Stress Relief. (2012). The Coaching Academy Blog. Retrieved from http://www.coachingacademyblog.com/top-10-tips-for-stress-relief/#.VzVjIfl97IU