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Today our University Supervisor from Umeň University came to observe us teaching fifth grade students lessons about the parts of the body. The observation was very different from those that take place in the United States. Teacher candidates in Umeň are evaluated based on their supervisors observations and then are told if they need to continue to practice teaching for a certain amount of weeks or if they passed. Luckily, we passed!! The notes about his observation ...
... 12:00 4B English
12:00 - 12:30 4A English
12:30 - 1:10 Planning
1:10 - 2:00 8A English
- All of the teachers go by their first name
- Everyone (including the teachers) does not wear "outdoor" shoes to classes. Many of the students just wear their socks but a few wear indoor shoes
- Everything at the school is free to ...
Today was my first day of class at Umeň University! It was a long 5 hour class, however, we got a morning fika break, a lunch break, and an afternoon fika break which broke up the day. The main focus of the class was to learn about the Swedish school system and compare and contrast their system to the United States. It was extremely interesting to see the differences between the systems (more to come on this later).
After class, we bought our city bus ...
... with wheels and a long handle
Math questions for my wonderful students back in Wisconsin:
- If Miss B. was awake from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM, how many hours was Miss B. awake?
- Miss B. moved into her hostel on March 20th and will stay there until April 1st. How many nights will Miss B. stay at the hostel?
... t seen our teacher since Wednesday.
Our students are afraid to talk to us or ask us questions, so if they have any they will ask a teacher in Swedish to ask us in English. I wish they would talk to us more! They just look at us a lot during instruction. Instruction is also all in Swedish, so we have no idea what's going on. We can't really help because we the students don't know how to ask us their questions in English. It's more difficult ...