A series of blog posts to help develop your teaching practice
So you want to be a teacher
An introduction to the teacher training year. This blog is designed to support the trainee teacher step by step, giving regular advice for what you need, when you need it!
How to make the most of observing as a trainee teacher
Regular suggestions for observation topics, and how to make the most of what you see!
It's all firsts!
If things go wrong - give yourself and your pupils a chance to start again!
The different phases of a trainee teacher
Understanding the phases a trainee teacher will go through makes it easier to manage the ups and downs of the training year!
Using video to increase the power of your mentor meetings
How video observations can make the feedback meetings you have with your mentor so much more productive.
Tips for busy teachers!
How to keep on top
This quick-read post looks at how to keep on top of:
your second term as a teacher
managing your time
your work life balance
Establish routines for you and your students - and have a calm week!
How routines for you and the students can help maintain a calm learning atmosphere
Student routines - another step towards becoming a good teacher
Students like routine. That is not to say that there is no place for exciting lesson plans with surprises and discovery. It just means that having basic routines in place lets students know what you expect.