Top 5 Tips for Trainees and NQTs

As the summer holidays continue, it is great to see more and more trainees and NQTs joining the hive-mind of #Edutwitter and reaching out for advice on what is best to be doing ahead of September. There’s no one size fits all approach – each teacher, classroom and school context is different. My main pieceContinue reading “Top 5 Tips for Trainees and NQTs”

The ever-moving puzzle board: The Seating Plan

Seating Plans. Whether they are for a wedding or for your classroom, they can be a nightmare that keeps on coming and can never feel complete. Seating plans are like ever-moving puzzle boards – constantly shifting and changing with every minute of a lesson or from lesson to lesson. One lesson a seating plan mayContinue reading “The ever-moving puzzle board: The Seating Plan”

Advice to the Next Generation

Last week, saw the end of my two year training to become a teacher – QTS, tick. NQT, tick. Woohoo! It’s made me think about what is important to thrive as a trainee/NQT, especially as there are lots of trainees out there in the #edutwitter sphere clambering about asking what they need to do toContinue reading “Advice to the Next Generation”