Name: Tim Roach
Twitter name: @MrTRoach
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Year 6 & English lead
What is your advice about? Classroom management
1: Always carry several pens. Mark books while still in the lesson for more effective feedback and time-saving.
2: Use your lunch break to mark books or prepare resources; better than dragging them home. What else are you going to do for 45 minutes?
3: Back up planning and paperwork on a USB stick or hard drive. Name them accurately and file them logically.
4: Smile: don’t wait until Christmas. Set rules and stick to them, but above all, foster postive relationships with pupils.
5: Don’t suffer in silence. If in doubt, ask a more experienced colleague, trainee/NQT friend or Twitter.