Name: Ben Preston
Twitter name: @PrestonScience
Subject taught (if applicable): Science
Position: Assistant Head of Science
What is your advice about? Responding to the culture shock of state education
1: Accept that things will be far from perfect in every school. And that includes yours – and your classroom!
2: Listen to experienced staff, even if at first you don’t like the sound of what you hear.
3: Look for better ways of doing things, and write it down for later. Try doing one new thing at a time, not aiming to change everything.
4: Shamelessly use other people’s ideas. Give them credit where it is due – many don’t realise how well they do things every day.
5: You and others WILL change and improve education: accept that it is a long game, and you may not see changes immediately. Be patient, keep at it.