School’s out for summer

It’s already been almost one week since the school year ended, marking the end of my two year Teach First journey. I feel that I owe it to my nine followers to write one final post to conclude my journey and I thought I better do that today, before I fly to Greece tomorrow and…

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6 things I’ve learned so far this term…

Teaching is a job where I feel like I am always learning new things. Sure, a lot of those things come from the professional development sessions which are meant to help us continually improve our teaching, but I also learn a lot from the students themselves. Here are just a few things that I’ve learned…

Totes getting old

I don’t know how it’s happened, but we are almost in April! This year really is flying by. In fact, there are only around 13 weeks of school left in this school year. For me, that means I only have 13 weeks left in my current school as I will then be leaving at the…

Presents, practicals and planning

It’s Saturday night and I did intend on doing some lesson planning tonight, however I am currently feeling a little under the weather with a cold, so writing a blog seems like a more desirable task than school work right now. It’s been a busy start to the new term. As we have had three…

Christmas is coming!

There are officially 7 school days left until Christmas! That’s only 7 more days where I have to put up with the kids singing Christmas songs, writing Christmas song lyrics instead of doing the work and even getting out wind-up Christmas toys. Today was a good day; I had a meeting for the end of…

Rumour has it…

It’s a Thursday night which is my night off from school work, as I have Brownies 5-6.30pm (Girlguiding, not just a long session of eating brownies), usually followed by a night of Netflix. I thought I would mix things up a bit this week however and write a blog tonight instead. The week began with…

Falling beakers and forged notes

My first week back of this half-term started with a training day at school, delivered by Chris Henley, co-author of the book ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teacher’. The main point of the day was to help our school develop a culture of positivity by teaching us techniques for creating positive relationships with the students.…

Teaching: take two

On Friday 19th October at 2.45pm, the school bell sounded, marking the end of my first half term as an NQT. I had been counting down to that moment since returning to school, however unfortunately it ended on a tough lesson. It was a year 7 lesson, where the students were understandably even more hyper,…