Posts tagged with NQT

Be yourself. As hard as it is not to become a clone of the teacher with whom you are on practice with you need to steal the good things, ditch the bad and find yourself in the middle! Have confidence. You were chosen for the course for a reason! Looking and listening to many experienced […]

A quick post to reflect on surviving my first term. It was certainly a roller coaster – one that currently feels like it has been slowed by ploughing through haze of disorganisation, not to mention a paper mountain! The GTP route certainly prepared me for classroom life. Having observed different teachers settling classes in last […]

Today I slowed the rollercoaster using a pinch of bravery and a dose of gut instinct. I changed the order of the day around (TT only works 4 days a week, so have sneaky opportunity to do so). Picked apart Abacus plan the night before and prepared for my maths lesson, making a few quick […]

Not quite sure which theme park my roller coaster belongs to. Mostly it seems to have been steady undulations, tiredness and a sense of overwhelming lack of knowledge forming the dips, with the odd high from a child’s comment, piece of work or the marking actually done before I’ve left for the day. I’m pretty […]

I was glad to read somewhere online this week that a good teacher never stops learning. I’ve learnt so much in the last 7 days, it feels more like being in training than being on holiday. At least in teacher terms – I’m ‘normal’! Whilst I may not have been actively creating blog posts (several […]

I survived the training, got through the year intact (just!) and am now a qualified primary school teacher – arghhhh!!! Which means in theory I am able (and trusted) to be let loose with 30-odd children all on my own! With the added responsibility that they actually learn something during the 10 months they are […]

I survived the training, got through the year intact (just!) and am now a qualified primary school teacher – arghhhh!!! Which means in theory I am able (and trusted) to be let loose with 30-odd children all on my own! With the added responsibility that they actually learn something during the 10 months they are […]