At the start of this third lockdown, I felt like I would never be able to get into a routine again like I was last year in March. The weather helped with moods and the ability to be outside at any time of the day! This time it’s been tough to figure things out!
It is important that in setting your timetable that you write it out every morning and timetable in everything, be that your breaks, a walk, reading time.
A timetable of your week’s activities is a good idea too, for both you and the pupils. On a Monday, I give an overview of the lessons we will be doing every day or activities with resources needed beside each one. If there is a specific requirement, especially for art, even if it is just to have toilet rolls collected, giving notice for this is a good idea. This also helps pupils get their own week timetabled and planned out and parents can work around this too.
This year has been a unique year and while it can be a time of joy, rest & relaxation, the holidays can bring a lot of demands such as financial, social and family commitments. While, you can’t choose when Christmas comes, you can choose to help yourself get through it.
NQT Fest is a specially designed online event for NQT’s.
This event aspires to inspire, motivate and share valuable insights to our newest teachers.
We explore topics such as:
Nurturing empathy and using restorative practice in the classroom
Embedding formative assessment in your practice.
There is nothing more exciting than seeing the Christmas decorations go up, and especially this year, I think we all need them!
With that said, there are plenty of ways to make your classroom festive on a budget!
Here are my top 5 ways of doing just that.
Nobody enters the teaching profession to become a millionaire – we know that money is not necessarily the main reward with teaching.
It can be a secure and pensionable permanent job – but not one that provides financial freedom or other options.
Often, we think “I only earn a teacher’s salary” and therefore it rules things out for us. Teachers often think it will take them a very long time to get on the property ladder… and even longer to be mortgage-free.
I am so excited to be able to share this series with you, where I share my knowledge, hindsight and tips as you embark on your teaching journey. We really have no time to waste, so let’s get started! A …
We know that there are many issues teachers have to contend with daily. An issue that comes up time and time again for teachers is effective classroom management. It is probably the biggest concern for teachers when they are starting out in their careers.
I am inspired by so many people and so many things – books that I read, moments in nature that I witness on a walk, generosity of family, kindness of colleagues and friends, inspirational thoughts and speeches by other people.
Your NQT year will be a bit of a journey, just like your training was – but by now you know that the highs will always balance out the lows. Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world!