I officially completed my NQT year last Friday 22nd July. It was an incredible feeling. A lot of people have asked how my first year went, which is a question I’ve found very difficult to answer. I settled on the response ‘it was one the most significant years of my life.’ It was extremely…
So happy I found this blog! I've just been accepted onto Teach First and will be taking secondary English next September. Your blog is helping calm my nerves! I love your writing prompts, too - I'm hoping to start up an extra-curricular creative writing club in the school I'm allocated and your prompts are fantastic. Thank you so much :)
Aw thank you very much!! This has just made me smile :)
I hope that you enjoy the experience and find it’s what you’d hoped it would be! Keep checking in for the ‘Top Tips for New Teachers’ page on my blog (all my posts that are relevant are there) and also make use of Twitter teachers - my handle is @MissBex_M.
Being a teacher is rewarding - but it’s also very tough!The daily demands, stresses, expectations and work loads can become overbearing and, at times, can take over your personal life.
Finding a balance, and some 'time for you' is essential. So, what ways can you do this without spending lots of money?..
Putting your playlists on shuffle. Sit back, relax, dance around the room - however it works for you, it’s an easy fix which costs nothing extra (they’re songs you’ve already bought/ owned).
Reading. Whether you own a kindle, iBooks, or just the good old paper backs - reading is enjoyable, relaxing and all-consuming. Get lost in someone elses world for a while - you’ll feel better for it.
Visit some friends/ family! This is important - keep in touch with those people who you love, and who love you. The job takes over and sometimes (unfortunately) they can get neglected. Spend that time catching up, hear about their holiday, tell them about something you’ve enjoyed recently.
Go to the cinema. See a new film, invite a friend, relative, colleague. Let go for 2 hours and be transported to somewhere else! Laugh, cry or scare yourself to death! .. It isn’t too expensive if you don’t do it too often.
Go for a walk/ take part in some exercise. (Does what it says on the tin!)
One of my favorite things about being a teacher is casually mentioning something about my life outside of school to students and then watching them struggle with the fact that I am in fact an actual human.
Teachers and non tumblr users who follow - not everything on a tumblr blog is posted by the blog owner. Many ideas are reblogged from others (leaving the source blog in tact). That's what makes it so good :)