I have just returned from an SQA event in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This was the first event I have done as a Team Leader at Understanding Standards Events.
It was nice to teach teachers rather than students. I got tremendous praise at Glasgow (get me lol) and from the second session at Edinburgh. The third session had learning points for me.
- If someone has difficulty with understanding do the calm explanation that I did.
- If they still do not get the concept, then move on as the rest of the group will become frustrated and see the person at the end.
- In the 3 sessions that went best I did not sit at the head of the table but at the side and this worked much better.
- Talk slowly!!!
- I felt that people liked the assurance of moving round them but heard them say that someone else did this too much, this provides a wee note to self.
- I could answer all the questions, so this was reassuring
I found that I was directing investigations and looking at dependant and independent variables. I looked at the content of each section of a project, including effective aims, methodology, result analysis and statistics, conclusions, validity, discussion of results and procedure. We looked at Harvard referencing. All of this will be very valid when I write my investigation for RCS.
I selected a project on balance to analyse within my workshop. This example links to my RCS project indirectly and provided me with a way of analysing unforeseen hazards.
PANIC- TWO DANCE SHOWS THIS WEEK, BEEN AWAY ALL WEEKEND AND I STILL HAVE CLASSES AFTER SCHOOL THIS WEEK. I WILL MISS THIS WEEKS ONLINE EVENT DUE TO TWO DANCE SHOWS ON THE SAME DAY. MY ETHICS FORM IS DONE BUT I HAD OTHER RISK ASSESSMENTS, CONSENT FORMS AND LETTERS TO WRITE AS WELL AS LEAVE WORK FOR CLASSES AND TRAVEL ABOUT SCOTLAND!