Dear NQT me, You’re no doubt staying at work til 7pm (yes, my NQT school stayed open that late) doing your marking. Stop for a moment and take heed of my advice after 5 years of teaching. I’ve condensed my advice down to 16 short points because I’m wary of cognitive overload (you’ll find out
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
Every educator heads into their first few years of working with the intent of touching hearts, educating minds, and changing lives. Unfortunately, they will soon meet challenges that may prevent them from achieving their goals. From unruly students who never listen to budget limitations on teaching materials, there are various hurdles that teachers have to
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.
Teaching is a noble profession. Pursuing such a profession is a way to fulfil your purpose if you believe that it is to educate young minds. As a teacher, being able to carve knowledge, inculcate wisdom, hone skills, and mould character in young individuals is a rewarding experience. Let’s say that you’ve just graduated
If you are looking for a teaching job, it is crucial to write an outstanding personal statement. This is your opportunity to tell your prospective employer who you are. You need to show them that you are a strong candidate for the position. For this reason, it’s important to write a statement that isn’t
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.
If you have just finished your teaching certification program and are applying for jobs, you should start preparing for the interviews you will have to do in order to get that teaching position you desire. In order to prepare, you should find out what kind of questions you will be asked and what answers