My name is George Cook and I am a Geography teacher from Hertfordshire. I have just been awarded QTS following the completion of my training year through a school-direct program with the Alban Federation. Previously, I worked as a sixth form tutor teaching Geography, Government and Politics and History whilst completing a Masters in Development
Katharine is our latest contributor to the Talented Teacher blog, and will be delighting us with a blog post every month about her experiences and opinions as a teacher. My name is Katharine Airstone-Thompson and I am a Mathematics Teacher. I have just gained Qualified Teacher Status and will be an NQT next academic year
Dear fellow teachers, Teaching from home is not as easy as it may look. Away from the classroom, many of us are struggling with remote teaching. You miss your students, and you miss school. Swapping the hustle-and-bustle of school for a more quiet home environment can be a struggle. It can be lonely. I get it.
Things are hard at the moment. Things are perhaps the hardest you’ve ever experienced in your life-time. But remember, focusing too much on negative news (no matter how much is going around) can have a tremendously bad impact on your mental wellbeing. To take the edge off things in this Corona/Covid-19 pandemic, so that you
Becoming an NQT can be daunting and exciting all at the same time. As a new teacher, you’re bombarded with advice from more experienced teachers and colleagues. Sometimes, all of this advice can be difficult to sort through, especially when you’re trying to figure out what guidance to implement first in your new role as
Are you a new teacher? It’s essential to know by now that it’s not your job to change the world. Did that come out wrong? Your excitement might be brimming out, and you can’t contain the jitters that are filling your stomach because the school starts the next day. We know what you’re thinking right
In recent years, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) track has taken the education industry by storm, acting as the poster child for the world’s future innovators, movers, and shakers. Regarded by most as the stepping stone for the next Albert Einstein or Charles Babbage, the STEM track has achieved an icon-like status for
Teaching is a practice that requires continuous improvement and learning, whether you are a veteran in the industry or a beginner. The best and most effective teachers are the ones that hone a set of skills bit by bit and day by day. With that in mind, preparing for the avalanche of lesson planning can
Have you heard of classroom mindfulness? Chances are you’ve heard of this term and have been advised of its effectiveness in building a teacher-student relationship and achieving classroom success. To be mindful is to be wholly connected to the hearts of others. This means feeling the pain of others and wishing their joy and development.
When you work in the education industry, it can be hard to find places to teach. Perhaps you want to work with younger children, or maybe you want to work in higher education. Either way, it’s crucial to know what you can do with your degree and whether or not you even need one.