The Creative Teacher Project

An NQT Bringing Creativity to the Classroom

Au Revoir University, Bonjour Practicum!


Just a short and sweet post today. I’ve handed in my last assignment ever for my graduate diploma, said goodbye to some truly amazing lecturers and fellow student teachers. It’s done and dusted, I’ve learned all the theory I’m ever going to learn at university, and now’s it’s time for some practical work. Tomorrow is the BIG DAY when I’ll be starting my longest and final prac placement. I’m apprehensive but excited, and am spending today brushing up on my low key responses and doing the all important laundry, making sure all my teacher-appropriate clothes are clean!

For any of you out there about to start their placements, I wish you the best of luck, the funniest students and the most supportive mentor teachers. This year has whizzed by, It’s hard to believe. I’ll be updating the blog throughout the next 7 weeks, and hopefully some of you will find my experiences helpful, or at least in some way relatable.

What a year. Wish me luck for the last part!

2 thoughts on “Au Revoir University, Bonjour Practicum!

  1. Teaching is perhaps THE MOST difficult thing I have ever done in my life, but also the most rewarding. On days when I am most exhausted, I always try to focus on the small successes I have with my students, and that always reminds my why I joined the profession. Good luck 🙂


    • Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I agree, teaching is going to be tough, but you’re absolutely right it’s the little successes that we need to remember. Then the little success build up and we get to go home feeling like we’ve achieved something pretty great.


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