I was excited to have a student teacher this year, she is currently studying through Teacher Learning and Leadership for All (TELLAL), I have had trainee teachers in the UK before putting them through PGCE and GTP courses so it is really nice to get back into a mentoring role as teaching and learning is what I love.
TELLAL is designed to mentor, stimulate and provoke change, it supports and encourages schools to collaborate in ‘growing their own teachers’. Through the program, teachers will develop and learn in real life school environments, while schools can nurture their own teaching and leadership capabilities.
My trainee had her first whole lesson today and I was really impressed with the standard of knowledge and teaching. She picked up on our Pop Art abstract art work and did a lesson on adding tone and colour to add depth to our artwork. She used the visualizer to do demonstrations for the different techniques and created visuals for students to refer to. Great start and I loved seeing the work progress with colour.
Pupils should be taught to develop their creativity and ideas, and increase proficiency in their execution. They should develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers, expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work.