Going back to school is a nerve-wrecking time for everyone – including teachers! It is a brand new start; a chance to do things differently and establish a new routine.
We asked some of our followers what are their “Back to School” tips for teachers.
Here’s what they said:
1. Get to Know Your Students
Focus on getting to know your students. Enjoy meeting your new group and getting acquainted with them. By working as a group establishing classroom routines and expectations, as well as ‘Getting to Know You’ games, you can set your year off to a smooth start.
2. Plan Your Week in Advance
Schedule boring organisation stuff like lunches (what you will have, if it needs to be prepared in advance etc.) as well as allotting time for when you will sort out organisational tasks (and if you plan to stay later etc.)
3. Do Some Preparation
Enjoy it – this is what we trained for! It’s true – there is a special feeling on the first day and week of a new school year. Like a sense of anticipation of the year ahead. Relish it.
5. Be Kind
6. Find your Buddy!
Try and set good intentions in terms of how you spend your time – in the classroom and outside. Where focus goes, energy flows.
9. Staff Room Politics
Choose your staff room buddies with consideration.
10. Get it booked!
Have a trip booked for your next break!
So there you have it – we hope you found it useful – if you did, share it with your friends or anyone you think might benefit!
We have plenty other great blog posts full of tips and tricks so do check them out HERE too!
P.S. NQT Picnic takes place on 11th August 10am - 2pm!
This event aspires to inspire, motivate and share valuable insights to our newest teachers.
We explore topics such as Essentials for an NQT Classroom; Planning & Preparing for the first day, week and month; Classroom Management; Supporting Students with Additional Education Needs; Effective Lesson Planning in 4 Easy Steps; Teacher Wellbeing and Jobs.
We hear from experts in education and teachers who have walked the road before you and are willing to share their experience.
The teacher was returning to work following maternity leave, worried and looking for tips to juggle her work-life balance so she asked the teacher community.
“A 4 Step Framework to Planning Engaging Lessons” is 1 hour in duration including Q&A opportunities.
The webinar workshop will focus on the rationale and know-how of using the 4-Step Framework for lesson planning – KISS. Teaching and learning strategies for each section of the 4-step famework will be shared and fully explained with examples given.
This practical webinar will share common-sense approach to lesson planning and signpost a clear and consistent structure to plan engaging lessons – without taking over your life!
“Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviour – An Introduction” is 1 hour in duration including Q&A opportunities.
The webinar workshop will:
provide an introduction to supporting students with challenging behaviour
highlight characteristics of effective behaviour management and how to implement into your teaching practices easily and quickly
Share the problem-solving model and action plan to use when supporting students with challenging behaviour.