First week finished

March 7, 2009 at 9:36 am 2 comments

Well I write this on a very concerned note. Thursday I was sick, so I lost the 2 days of work that was planned – I showed up on friday and everyone was surprised – they had not told the agency that they wanted the other girl for continuity for the children, so of course by that time it was too late to find me a job for that day. Later that day they phoned me with the review from the head teacher at the other school and he said he was concerned with my classroom management, and knowledge of the curriculum. It’s not the curriculum that’s the problem – its how shocked I was at how rude the students are to the teachers. I knew that they were bad, but I was not prepared for THAT bad! So now I’ve looked some tactics up (and reread their booklet), I think I can do better. I just hope that they can find me some jobs. *Whatever you do don’t let your class know of your weakness, they’re walk all over it – like not being able to pronounce their names*.
So I was a bit frustrated as you can imagine. So Friday I took that opportunity to walk a little around Bradford’s City Center. Here are a couple pictures. bradford-citycentre2 This picture is the city hall of Bradford. Beautiful building. This next picture is the other side of it (with the sun helping, not blocking the view) brdford-citycentre4 This is a picture of the garden right behind the city hall. It’s a weird one. I’m sitting on the horse (can you see?)bradford-citycentre7 Next is a picture of the hill across the street from the school in Clayton that I was supposed to teach at. Look how beautiful it looks (and I’m not sure if you can see it but in one of the backyards are a few horses).clayton-bradfrod51
Once I got back into Leeds I decided that I would walk around a little more and explore. I ended up walking around near the university. But here are some pictures I took while in city center. This first one I took because it reminded me of Randy (even though I know he will not be in court rooms)court-house-leeds The next one – guess what the building is. I will tell you at the end. leeds-university4 And one more for you delight (I’ve got loads more) This is the one part of the hospital in Leeds City Center.leeds-city-centre-hospital And this is their ambulance.leeds-ambulance

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  • 1. kathy miller  |  March 7, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Very interesting pictures Amy. Hang tough with the teaching–it can only get better.

  • 2. amyjmiller  |  March 8, 2009 at 1:12 am

    I forgot to tell you what the building was – that big churchy looking building is a night club on the Leeds University campus. Weird eh?

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