Teaching History by @MrHistoire

Name: Toby French
Twitter name: @MrHistoire
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): History
Position: Teacher / LP
What is your advice about? Teaching History

1: Don’t ever say ‘In the olden times …’ WHEN?

2: Don’t ever say ‘They’. WHO?

3: Answer all questions about the likelihood of WW3 with a nod towards your ‘What I think will happen if there’s a WW3’ laminated A3 poster.

4: Do use historical examples as analogies. That means reading lots of history.

5: Do admit if you don’t know. They’ll remember that lie all the way to their exams.

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Stress by @MrHistoire

Name: Toby French
Twitter name: MrHistoire
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): History
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Stress

1: If it’s not possible to do in the time you have in school then it isn’t possible to do – that is not your fault.

2: Spend your evenings and weekends doing things you love with the people you love.

3: Talk to your colleagues. Find out about their lives outside of school.

4: Talk to your students. Find out about their lives outside of school.

5: Smile. Spending all day with children is hilarious – enjoy it!