In the summer of 2019, I applied for jobs as an NQT for the first time. It was daunting and nerve wracking.
NQT Picnic is a specially designed online event for NQT’s in August 2021.
It is a daunting experience starting your very first teaching position – whether it is subbing or your own post! College seems like a long time ago now and you may be starting to feel a tad nervous.
Following the huge success of NQT Fest in January 2021, we are delighted to share this special event for NQT’s in August 2021 with you!
As you may know by now, I’ve recently announced that I am moving to teach in Dubai in the UAE this August. I had planned to begin my teaching journey in the UAE in September of last year, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, things didn’t go to plan!
Okay so we’ve all been there – a job post comes up on your screen that you hadn’t seen before and the deadline is that day!
You quickly rush the application to get it in before 3pm and pray to Beyonce (she’s like God, right?) that it’s acceptable!
As teachers, we all know that preparation is key. Planning and preparation are among the core qualities of an effective teacher. Interview preparation is no different and there are a number of reasons for this.
What an exciting time of the year! Your main lessons and topics are complete and the pupils are getting excited for their summer holidays. It can be a challenging time to keep pupils engaged in classroom lessons due to exciting events on the horizon like school tours or sports days, so I like to keep things light and fun and still try to ensure the learning is taking place.
I can remember the excitement the summer I finished my Professional Masters in Education (PME). I was on Pinterest looking up “colourful classrooms”, “rainbow classrooms”, “classroom hacks”. I wanted to do it all!
I feel that my having been in SET, I am using my knowledge within the classroom and I can apply the classroom support model effectively with children. Special Education is an invaluable experience that everyone should experience at some point in their career.
I remember when I was on teaching practice, and especially when starting out in my own classroom as an NQT, I was so enthusiastic and saw so many different ways of embedding AfL in the teaching and learning in my classroom. I, at times, tried to do too many AfL techniques at once…
I have been teaching 1st class for the past three years and enjoy working on the In-school Management Team also. Last year I had the opportunity to develop a Yearly planner for Special Education Teachers and have loved that experience. 2021/22 is on the way, watch this space!