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What are your "horror" lessons?

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Mrs-Pip, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Mrs-Pip

    Mrs-Pip New commenter

    Just for amusment... On arriving to school there is a scrap of paper with a quick scribbled note or a mountain of complicated plans.
    You pick up and read, shudder in shock horror and think "Oh ........!" (I'll leave you to fill in the blanks.)
    What does it say?
    This can be from experience or made up!
     
  2. Mrs-Pip

    Mrs-Pip New commenter

    Just for amusment... On arriving to school there is a scrap of paper with a quick scribbled note or a mountain of complicated plans.
    You pick up and read, shudder in shock horror and think "Oh ........!" (I'll leave you to fill in the blanks.)
    What does it say?
    This can be from experience or made up!
     
  3. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Anything that involves playing a DVD.
    "Oh its all set up" I'm told "all you have to do is press play"
    Yeah right[​IMG]
     
  4. lrw22

    lrw22 Occasional commenter

    PE or anything involving using technology I'm not familiar with or don't have a password for!
     
  5. Year 9 low ability English set reading and analysing a poem by Keats that Sixth form would have struggled with... Notes showed printed from TES .... Behaviour havoc
     
  6. WeeMcBeastie

    WeeMcBeastie New commenter

    Or a note that says;
    'They are a lively Year 6 class of 20 boys and 10 girls. Please do a whole class mental Maths lesson using calculators followed by gymnastics, ICT - spreadsheets (they all know what to do!) and then a practical science experiment!
    You are on duty, have a nice day!
    Mrs X'
    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
     
  7. "They can revise for their mocks..." in a compulsory subject that none of them want to do anyway.
     
  8. I have been left a plan for French year 5/6 for the past 2 terms. Usually along the lines of 'children to practice asking each other in French their preferred sport and why. Write conversation in book/do a comic strip.'. I spend the entire lesson with google translater up on computer for vocab and possible sentences. This is the first year I have taught French and 18 years since I did GCSE. A bit of vocab would be nice, even a worksheet. So
    Sometimes the parallel teacher pops in with laminated vocab cards but I have no idea what they say, some are obvious and some are not. Also last week same class teacher said to me you have a fiddle of an afternoon. Finish posters for some competition then they have Easter colouring booklets. Year 5/6 do not like 2+ hours of colouring and behaviour was not great and me and the teaching assistant felt like spare parts. Also my PPA lessons I was teaching for 2 terms were planned by a HLTA. The 1 hour pshe lesson often entailed going through a PowerPoint and completing a worksheet taking 40 mins if lucky. Follow this with PE where I have a half hour time slot. Not a great 2 hour 15 minute afternoon session. Hence to say as a music specialist the kids have learned loads of songs this year!!
     
  9. Mrs-Pip

    Mrs-Pip New commenter

    Yeah, a guitar in the boot of the car is always handy!
     
  10. historygrump

    historygrump Senior commenter Forum guide

    I remember that I once had a music lesson, in which the kids had to practice their music playing, but all the equipment they needed was locked up in the music storeroom and the absent music teacher had the key and no one seemed to know where the spare was. It was not the best lesson that I have taught.
     
  11. VelvetChalk

    VelvetChalk New commenter

    Music, any music lesson, even if its from a sing up book. I would rather teacher sex ed to year 6 than teach music as I am really not musical and I cant sing.
     
  12. bigpig

    bigpig New commenter

    Lively year 2, take them out on a 'bug hunt'.

    Cue complete chaos with children running all over the field, through PE lessons, fighting over magnifying glasses. Not the best lesson for an NQT on about their 4th day of supply.
     

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