100 Ideas for Surviving your First Year in Teaching (100 Ideas for Teachers)
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Laura-Jane Fisher provides one hundred ideas on how to survive the first year of teaching. This book deals with a wide range of issues from coping with the long working hours and managing difficult classes to lesson planning and writing reports for the first time.
more difficult than) the child. While learning about and researching young people you should also therefore research parenting: it is important to know where they are coming from, what they are having to deal with and how they deal with it, if they do at all. The BBC produces wonderful programmes such as Little Angels and the new show Teen Angels. However, Channel 4's Super Nanny, which shows how children display bad behaviour in the home with advice on how to handle it, can also give you an
periods, so take them. The biggest danger new teachers have with these free periods is that you end up relying on them. You think 'I won't do that photocopying because I can do it in period one' but I guarantee that as soon as you fall into that trap something will happen: a pupil will need seeing, or an important memo will have to be answered, and suddenly you're off to class with no resources. Free periods are a blessing but don't get too casual about them. Also, very importantly, don't waste
Most importantly, how did you react under stress: did you shout, go red, play with your hair? All of this should be observed and changed for the better. To show this active involvement, keep a record of your tapes, show them to your mentor and discuss the findings with other new teachers. I OS IDEA 90 106 The fact that you are reading this book means that you already read around your job but it is really important in developing the pool of information you will need to be an effective
all you are still relatively new at this.
you wish to encourage rewards for just sitting in their chair for more then three minutes, but it will be unpopular. Your school will have rewards merits or stamps, so use them. You can also add your own rewards, e.g. computer time, a film or a game at the end of the lesson. These are obviously for whole classes and work well as it gets pupils to control each other: you'll get 'shut up Tom or we won't get to play a game' and they calm down far more quickly. Many teachers give out sweets but I