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Term 4, week 4

Back with a hiss and a roar … well, not strictly true – I am down from five to four classes this term, and the extra four non-contacts have slightly improved my sanity. Still, this week has mostly been spent mopping up Y12 horror production (cue: PANIC!!!) and I’ve been staying in at lunch breaks and after school so students can use the machines to edit.

The last lot of holidays were a bit of a joke. Lots of marking, planning, and filing/making up bits of paperwork I just didn’t get a chance to do during term III. I promise to be more organised term. Really. I promise.

One hugely joyful thing has been the completion of the Gladeyes’ One Million Kisses video that the band filmed with my Y10 Media Studies class a few months ago. Everyone – band, students, me – is very happy with how it turned out.

Awww bless.

Currently grappling with a hugely under-resourced news unit for Y10 English. Thankfully, my trip to Washington, DC was not in vain, and the rather wonderful Newseum has some great resources online.

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Term 3, week 5

My Y12s are editing. My Y1os are editing. I am showing Noir films to my Y13s. My Y9s are beavering away with their novel study. It’s actually pretty peaceful at the moment.

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Term 2, week 4

English and Media still going well. Most Y13 groups are coming together, although the concept of royalty free music is something I am having trouble getting through to them. Something I’ve noticed is that music is certain perceived as being “free” by most students. “But if we buy it on iTunes can we use it?”. Ummmm … no.

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Term 2, week 4

Y9 students working well on film study. Still. They’re very good with cinematic technique stuff – probably better than some of my Y12s and Y13s. I think the choice of film was a real winner. Great characters, great techniques.

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Term 2, week 3

Everything trundling along OK. Am feeling vaguely at peace for the first time this year. Y12s are coping with representations, Y13s are working well enough in their groups, and Y9s seem to be enjoying watching/analysing The Princess Bride.

My work is done here.

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