Essential Stationery for You, the Teacher!

As a new teacher (either new to the profession, or new to the school) it can be a bit daunting to work out what stationery you need to prepare yourself with at the beginning of the year. I'm talking about stationery for yourself here, not for what your students might need. Let's put the needs …

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How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor

Last term I had my first opportunity to mentor a pre-service teacher (known as a student teacher in many parts). I know that he learnt a lot, but I think I might have learnt more! It's surprisingly difficult to be helpful to someone when you've never done anything like this before. I certainly stumbled through …

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Would You Still Be a Teacher if You Could Do it all Again?

This is the twentieth and last part of my Reflection Series – a self-reflection of my year teaching in the UK. Knowing what you know now, would you still choose to be a teacher if you could go back in time and make the choice again? Such a loaded question, with so many implications. The …

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