sorry I wrote a thread earlier about doing a practical first lesson and I'm so confused! my colleague is insisting that she does a practical with her classes for the 1st lesson and that its a good idea however I'm planning my lesson and once the expectations have been defined and getting to know each other there really isn't enough time to do a practical. Think it would be awful for me to look rushed and flustered on my 1st lesson but she said it's important to get them excited about science. I fear that if i do one the end of lesson will be rushed and definitely no time for a plenary and i really want to establish a clear structure. The reason i'm so confused id because 'm starting a gtp so i'm not that experience so I assume the sensible thing to do would be to go with the advice of a more experienced colleague but it goes against my instinct.