Being an RQT by @amiateacheryet

Name: Anon
Twitter name: @amiateacheryet
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Being an RQT

1: Don’t expect it to be easier than your NQT year.

2: Teaching a full timetable is a new skill to learn. You will not be able to give individual classes the same time and attention you did when you were teaching fewer hours.

3: You will, however, surprise yourself at how much more efficient you are at certain tasks – like marking.

4: In my experience, naughty kids begin to accept defeat when you teach them for a second year.

5: Always remember that you are being paid far less than the more experienced members of your department for a reason. You can’t expect to know everything yet.


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