Being the NQT is hard work, but you’ve done it! You’re no longer the new teacher – and here are the signs that prove it! Continue reading 5 Signs You’re No Longer the ‘New Teacher’
Forget pride, sloth and the rest. Here are the seven deadly sins which can stop teachers in their tracks! Guilt An essential quality for being a teacher is to care – we all invest a lot emotionally in our students. … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Teaching
Most of us would love to be perfect teachers: the ones who have a positive influence on students’ lives, who pupils remember fondly when they grow up to be mature, well-rounded adults. But not all of us feel the compulsion … Continue reading 5 Terrifying Fictional Teachers
He may have lived four hundred years ago and spent most of his days striding around in doublet and hose, but Shakespeare was actually more modern than you might think. Thought his plays were about kings and queens and lovers … Continue reading 7 Shakespeare Quotes That Sum up Teaching
You’ve been in your new post for a term and pocket change at this point – you’ve probably got most of the behavioural quirks down but you’re finding that as half-term approaches, new challenges are beginning to appear… time to do some sleuthing. Hold Firm It’s tempting to step off the gas regarding classroom management as you settle into your role. Why not, after all? The kids start to take a greater liking to you as you begin to show more of your personality and you become more comfortable in front of them – but don’t let your students mistake … Continue reading 4 Behaviour Tips to Share with Your NQT
We’ve all had those classes: like tornados, they descend into the classroom, causing chaos and raising the temperature of even the most glacial teacher. This class can be a forecast of worry, stress and exasperation for you. How can you weather the storm and find that sunshine after the rain? Climate Control Imagine this scenario: for one of your students, it’s been a fantastic day, their lessons have gone well and there isn’t a cloud in the sky! They’re on cloud nine as they arrive at your lesson with a spring in their step and a beam on their face. … Continue reading Behaviour Management: Always Take the Weather with You
Everyone loves good teacher stories, whether anecdotal or otherwise! Penny SK’s teacher story however, sets a new benchmark! It might just be every teachers’ worst nightmare… Continue reading Teacher Stories – Is This Lesson Every Teacher’s Worst Nightmare?
Content writer Debi, a former pastoral manager, maths teacher and head of year for over 20 years shares some quick tips for managing the classroom. Returning to school in January tends to go one of two ways – the students are either so worn out from the excitement or they’re bouncing off the walls. Both apathy and boundless energy present a challenge to the new and seasoned teacher alike and if the festive holidays have left your memory a little hazy, here are a few quick bullet-point reminders to get the behaviour back on track. Be fair and consistent. Do … Continue reading Quick Behaviour Management Tips for the Classroom
Every now and then you encounter a student who reaffirms why it is we started teaching in the first place. Liam is one of these pupils – have you ever met Liam? Liam is why I teach… Continue reading Why I Teach: Have You Ever Met Liam?