Name: Jade Thomas
Twitter name: @jade_thomas2011
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Position: KS1 Teacher
What is your advice about? NQT general advice
1: Have faith in yourself, in your thoughts, your ability and your knowledge. Teacher training can be rough and you got through that!
2: Ask for advice from a range of colleagues and then cherry pick what suits you and your teaching practice. Do not believe everything you read/hear… Bias is everywhere.
3: The to do list that races around your head at 11pm every night does not go away, ever. Go to sleep!
4: I know when you look around the staffroom mid-meeting that every other teacher looks calm. Remember even the most experienced teacher needs help along the way.
5: Find a balance as quickly as you can, take a day a week and make it yours. You will feel better and healthier for it.