Had my first (informal) observation by my NIE supervisor today. It went surprisingly smoothly – she thought it was a well-prepared lesson, and that I speak pretty well. Criticisms were aplenty, though, so I’ve still got loads to improve on. Classroom management is probably a big weakness of mine, though the class was (somewhat eerily) angelic today – seems like they don’t hate me after all!
In other news, I’ve managed to get myself a free ticket (from the school) to The Bridge Project’s production of The Winter’s Tale. I’ve never been big on Shakespeare, and this hasn’t really changed, but the opportunity to catch a production with such stunning resume (Sam Mendes! Wow!) was just too much to miss (Singapore’s the only Asian stop!). I guess it’s never too late to attempt to start appreciating the arts, huh?
Although if there’s anything I remember from studying Shakespeare a decade ago, it’s that I’ll be totally lost if I go and watch the play without having any knowledge of it – which is my current status. I’ll probably need to remedy that before this coming Saturday. SparkNotes, here I come!