Weekly Photo Challenge – Spare
Daily Prompt – Epitome
I did my teacher training in Queensland, Australia. As a part of my training, I did a unit on teaching in small schools. One or two teacher schools in remote rural locations. As a large state, with a large rural region, there is always a need for teachers, who will teach in the outback portions of the state.
At the end of the small schools unit, I did a field studies (practical teaching) unit at a one teacher school in Kynuna. It is located in north west Queensland, 500 km from the Northern Territory border, and about 1200 km from Brisbane . A very spare or sparse part of the country. Very flat, and also quite dry. The town only has a few houses, a fuel station, a bar, and the school. The school had five students, spread over three year levels.
Teaching in this type of school is enjoyable, and also difficult. The students are all learning at the same time. They are all learning Maths or English or Science at the same time. The teacher needs to prepare the lessons, so that the students from two of the year levels are working independently, while the students from the third are being taught something new. This type of schooling, maybe the epitome of great school education.