Monday, March 20, 2023
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Why I Love Teaching

Teaching. It's a bit of a funny job really. You get berated publicly for both working too much and working too little (I never...
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3 Go-Home-Happy Strategies When You’ve Had a Bad Day

Bad days happen. I wish I could promise you that you won’t have a bad day, but I can’t. There will be those days...
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NQTs: How to Handle Criticism

 This one is really tough. You're going to devote so many hours to planning lessons, making resources and working hard to establish yourself and...
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How to Survive Student Panel Interviews

So you’ve applied for a promising teaching job and the school are impressed with your application. You’ve been invited to an interview with the...
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How to Be Organised!

Organisation is a funny thing. We all know what it is and we all know the benefits of it, but as term-time madness takes...
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Top Teaching Interview Tips

Job interviews of any kind are nerve-wracking and we’ve all had interview experiences we would be happy to forget. Interviews for teaching posts can...

How to Manage Behaviour

Now this is by no means a be-all-and-end-all list and I would hugely recommend purchasing Sue Cowley's Getting the Buggers to Behave but I do hope...
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Teachers: How to Use the Christmas Break Wisely

As we move in to the last weeks of winter term, teachers will be looking forward to a well-earned rest over the Christmas break....
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How to Establish Yourself in the Classroom

The second in my 'How To' series, this post looks at how you establish yourself in those first few lessons at school. Here are...

How to Plan a Lesson

Over my next few posts I'm going to offer some (hopefully) helpful advice on teaching. I know some of you may not have taught...