Sunday, June 23, 2024
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NQTs: have reasonable expectations of yourselves

A lot of teachers I know are perfectionists; it’s not entirely surprising. We have high expectations of ourselves. We have an idea in mind...

Top Ten(ish) Tips for Teacher Training

As I write this post from the comfort of a secured place at an incredible school for my NQT year, it's easy to forget...

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...
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How To Write a Teaching Cover Letter That Stands Out

So you’ve created a stellar teaching CV and now it’s time to pen a stand-out cover letter. But where to start? Cover letters are...
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How To Streamline Your Marking and Be a More Productive Teacher

  Martine Ellis hosts a popular education podcast called The Teaching Space. She is also a teacher educator and Google Certified Trainer based in Guernsey. This...

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...

The qualities of a tip-top teacher

Teachers, what would we do without them? Often we don’t understand the vitalness of these exceptional human beings until we are adults...
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7 Ways To Brush Up Your Teacher CV

When schools are looking for new teachers, they’re looking for someone with passion and commitment, someone dedicated to the profession, especially amongst the current...
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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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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...