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Help ..non-specialist needs help!

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by allotmentlady, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. allotmentlady

    allotmentlady New commenter

    Hi..
    English is my primary subject but as an NQT, I have been given some Year 7 RE lessons to fill my timetable as well. 3 a week.. any idea what I can do to prepare>
    Thanks
    Mrsrabbit x
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  2. Hello allotmentlady and best of luck for September! Acquaint yourself with the 6 major world religions but don't worry about knowing everything - you will gain knowledge in time but cannot be expected to have all the answers. When children ask you questions that you don't know the answer to be honest and say that you don't know - you can either then set this as a homework task or sy that you will find out by next lesson.
    Hopefully you will have a supportive HOD who will provide you with schemes of work and resources.
    Visit your local library and get some books out to peruse before going back to school. I hope you really enjoy teaching RE.
     
  3. There are loads of great resources here on the TES so browse for a topic or specific lesson. I teach RE so look at some of my resources and download if applicable. If you need any help let me know :)

    The rules I always follow are; firstly talk about tier experiences.. Eg if you are doing holy communion I talk about special meals they have had, the meaning or reason why. Secondly give them some knowledge and open questioning. Finally allow for reflection and give then time to assimilate all the information and opinions.
    RE can be very creative so do allow for this, the kids may surprise you.

    Bex
     
  4. Have you spoken to your HOD yet?
    I had a non specialist NQT doing 3 lessons last year - I made sure hse had detailed lesson plans, resources photocopied ready for her, Power points and a file of levelled material and LOTS of support. It's really not on if it has just been dropped on you.

    At the very least you need the SOW to know what you are teaching and then lots of people on here will help you further.

    Excellent advice already been given by the others. My biggest thing would be enthusaistic - fake it if you're not. If you are you will get a lot out of teaching it - my NQT is quite sad that she isn't doing it this year as she really threw herself into it adn the kids loved her enthusaism so she got a lot of enjoyment out of teaching it.
     

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