The Pressures of Using ICTs…

As I have been working through my Assignment 3 tasks, I have been reflecting on my last placement. I know that going into it I was very nervous about who my mentor teachers would be and if they would expect too much from me.

I have to say that although I did (miraculously) pass, I felt that they were expecting me to be an “expert” with ICTs, rather than a practicing teacher. I did know that I would have to incorporate ICTs into my lessons (as per the assignment outline), but I was expecting more of a reciprocal relationship where we learnt from each other. I noticed that whenever a classroom teacher would come into the library, one of my mentor would mention that I was there to teach ICTs to the students.

This made it very different to be flexible as the teachers would give me something that their students needed to achieve- and only in three weeks!