I’ve noticed that what I have written in the past about new teachers emphasises the worst case scenario about how bad training and support in schools is:
- FAQs for NQTs
- Is This Normal?
- How to Destroy NQTs
- Lies, Damned Lies and Things You are Told During Teacher Training
However, in this post I will give as many quick tips as possible for those getting started.
1) Don’t undermine yourself. Don’t negotiate rules. Don’t let kids tell you what is allowed. You set your rules. If necessary put them on the wall or make students write them in books.
2) Make a seating plan. Put it on the board so as to get kids into it. Alphabetical order may help as it means you can check they are in the right place as you take the register. Have several copies (one on your desk; one in a file; one in the box…
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