Name: Deborah Barakat
Twitter name: @mrsmathia
Subject taught (if applicable): Maths
Position: ITT Coordinator
What is your advice about? Teaching
1: Plan It’s like an iceberg: looks like nothing from the top but there is a whole heap of effort gone into each lesson.
2: Spend time creating starter resources or little challenges; think of this as a new hobby. It will make it enjoyable.
3: Mark your books; buy some nice pens and get busy. It means you are always ahead.
4: Use your mentor; for those who are NQT+1 or more find a ‘voice of reason’ and meet with them regularly.
5: Be passionate. Keep away from the negative folks, they are educational death eaters.