Sunday, 3 April 2011


Last year I blogged about a college interview for a PTLLS course (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector). This is the foundation license of post-16 teaching. I don't intend to become a teacher but there are teaching skills involved in librarianship and the course helps to consolidate them.

I enrolled with Sandwell College and completed the course in July 2010. It was invaluable, I learnt so much and became more confident when teaching.

In order to successfully complete the course, learners must submit a portfolio of assignments (lesson plan, scheme of work, inclusivity, behaviour management, classroom layout etc) and be observed teaching a 30 minute lesson. The lesson could be based around infromal topics, and mine focussed on book covering. For one of my lesson resources, I created a short step-by-step video (my boyfriend was the cameraman/editor and my hands/voice were the stars!). Have recently bought a new PC and whilst tidying up my computer files I came across the video again. Thought I'd post it for your viewing pleasure.

Ayone who knows me well will find this video hilarious. I, on the other hand, find it almost cringeworthy. Do I really sound like that?!

1 comment:

  1. Can anybody see the video? I can view it on my PC and laptop, but ity isn't visible on the PC at work. Hmmm....