Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)
The real thing
The author, an educational researcher who has not taught in a school for almost 10 years, agreed to take over a colleague's German classes for a week while the colleague holidayed overseas. The author recounts her experience of teaching in the 'real world' of schooling over these five days, including her interaction with the students and faculty, staff meetings, doubts about her linguistic capabilities, finding out how the school's leaders perceived their role, curriculum. [Author abstract, ed]
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