Managing your workload as a trainee by @mikeselig

Name: M. Selig
Twitter name: @mikeselig
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Maths
Position: NQT
What is your advice about? Managing your workload as a trainee

  1. Timetable your to do list. Don’t just have an endless list of things you have to do, prioritise it and then set aside specific times to do the most important.
  2. Find a balance and set boundaries (and stick to them). Make time for yourself, otherwise you won’t survive.
  3. You are not alone. Ask for help if you are unsure of something or are struggling; if you don’t ask, people will assume you are fine.
  4. Mark and feedback smartly. All your feedback and marking should help you (planning) and your students; if it’s not then do it differently (or don’t do it).
  5. Don’t work on Friday evenings. Go to the pub (if that’s your thing) or go shopping or whatever; just don’t work.

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