It's only day three of BEA's teacher training program, but as one trainee said yesterday "Only the third day...it seems like it's been a week." For the 2014-15 program, I've made a few changes that include more teaching practices and extended observation opportunities. In all, the trainees have 35 hours of instruction that cover teaching methodologies and educational psychology, 10 hours of observing lessons taught by experienced teachers, 5 hours of teaching practice (teaching their own lessons), and 10 hours of group and individual feedback sessions on their teaching practices over the entire month of October. It's indeed the most intense out of all the training programs at BEA, but it's truly amazing to see the trainees develop so quickly over such a short period of time. Also, since the trainees are BEA students, they start to realize that even though Teacher Shally and I make teaching look easy, it's actually more complicated that it looks.
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