First Term Suggestions by @teacherwithbike

Name: TeacherWithBike
Twitter name: @teacherwithbike
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? First Term Suggestions

  1. Before term begins, find out school/department approach to ‘first lessons’. It’s easy for experienced staff to forget that this is totally new territory for new teachers!
  2. Remember that most people are far more efficient and effective when well slept. Getting enough sleep & looking after yourself is part of being good at your job.
  3. As soon as possible, get out of your own classroom and be inspired by others. It’s easy to not have enough time to do this: make time. It’s usually time well spent.
  4. “Don’t smile ’til Christmas” is rubbish, but sorting out your expectations & routines is crucial. It’s fine to rethink/restart your behaviour management processes if needed.
  5. Use at least some of your mentor time discussing important (& interesting) things like your subject and how best to plan lessons in it. Minimise time dominated by admin.

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