How to enjoy being a teacher by @ENG_MrWalker

Name: Chris Walker
Twitter name: @ENG_MrWalker
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: KS3 Coordinator
What is your advice about? How to enjoy being a teacher

  1. Get to know your students. Ask them about their hobbies, their interests.
  2. Teach texts that you like. Share articles and texts that you enjoy and it will make you more passionate about them.
  3. Regular marking. Heavy duty nights of marking can lead to resentment of your job – stay on top of marking and it will free you up for more fun things.
  4. Don’t bury your head in the sand. Confront that difficult pupil and ask colleagues for support – they’re rarely mean to you and an angel for everyone else.
  5. Take a risk. Try something new in your lesson be bold, be brave and reflect.

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