Returning to blogging after a short Hiatus Thought I would start with tackling workload! Here are 10 tips, some tweeted to me, some discovered in my NQT year. Contributors to this list are @WatsEd and @PrimaryRocks1 Don’t be your tidy monitor! Hand out jobs to the children in your class, not only will they love them, it can be a great behavior management tool! It will … Continue reading 15 tips for gaining time and reducing slog by @teachersbible
We all know that being the NQT is like being the new kid on the block, like any choice of career your practice will be dissected at various points throughout the school year. Depending on the attitudes of your SLT team that will either be very intense or as I found, very relaxing an welcoming: both have pro’s and con’s but i’ll post a blog … Continue reading What to expect – 3 tips for a more comfortable start
Planning 1 more and 1 less for my Year 1 class last week and decided to plan using this model that I made during my PGCE. This is how I used this model with my planning, just a brief outline as an example. With the curriculum focusing on mastery and the widening of understanding it is important to build a good base knowledge on which … Continue reading Ensuring a deep level of understanding in KS1 Numeracy
Are you prepared for your NQT year? So, you have got that job! Wahoo! now the time for next step of your teaching career. I only went through this stage eleven months ago, but it still sits with me big time, in this blog il explain why. ‘What do I need?’ Usain Bolt can run 100m in 9.58 seconds, this could be considered a brisk … Continue reading Are you ready….
After attending eight interviews and “coming a close second” in most of them, the idea of having control of my own classroom, whilst being responsible for the well being of thirty children and entering a fulfilling career evaded me. I had a horrendous time on my final placement of my PGCE course, combined with the ‘failed’ interviews my confidence took a real shake. I learnt … Continue reading Getting the job
Welcome to Teach ideas. After drawing inspiration from colleagues and fellow tweeters I have decided to create this blog. As an NQT I have found twitter and other blogs invaluable to my experience. Here is a list of things we will focus on. 1. Key events during NQT year. 2. Hints and Tips 3. Commenting on EduChat If you would like to offer anything to … Continue reading Welcome to teach ideas