The dreaded lesson plans

This was written as part of a reflective journal I am writing as part of a uni assignment.



Right now I am getting quite worries about lesson planning. We were given a sample lesson plan in the unit Teaching Primary Mathematics earlier this week, and there was just so much involved! I think it was about three pages long, and that has only made me dread my practical placement. Because here is the thing.

I am lazy.

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Trying to get things going again

So I am trying to start blogging again. But before I can really do this, first I need to provide you with a quick update of major events in my life.

– I have gone back to university to get my Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary0. I have just started my second semester of part-time study, and I will write about my (complex) reasons why another time.

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23, engaged, and I refuse to feel bad about it.

So I just read a blog post called 23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged when You’re 23, and you know what? I am not impressed. At all.

As someone who got engaged at 21, I am really not a fan of this article. Not because it encourages people from getting married later in life, but because it is rather scathing of people who DO get engaged young. The author seems to think that I should be marking my skin with a permanent tattoo, getting a pet which makes me sneeze, join a US-centric overseas social welfare organisation, make other people feel uncomfortable or bad about themselves, be selfish, convert to a different faith, eat a crap-ton of unhealthy food and flash myself at some poor unsuspecting passer-by (child-flashers anyone?). Continue reading

Blog June, Day Twenty Eight

So I know I didn’t post yesterday, but unlike most of my other missing posts, I have good reason.

I have been diagnosed with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS), although I suspect I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type III (hypermobility), also known as EDS. Due to the nature of my disability, a lot of my joints become quite painful, particularly after overuse. I also get tired a lot. Right now I am working for three full days, spend a fourth day doing physio and hydro therapy, and running errands. As it stands, with four full days of activity per week, I am constantly exhausted.

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Blog June, Day Twenty Six

I have found the hardest part of Blog June to be remembering to blog over the weekends. During the week it isn’t so much of an issue, because I do it during my lunch break at work (bare in mind that Mondays I have physio and hydro, and Tuesdays I either run errands, or sit on the sofa watching movies with the missus, because I am so exhausted).

So today I received some lovely encouragement from the International Librarians Network, who gave me a little bit of publicity. I felt rather chuffed to have my blog recognised in such an arena. Just a pity I have not lived up to the goals and ideals of Blog June (namely, that you are supposed to blog every day).

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