Teaching – A Survival Guide for Students and New Teachers (Part 1)
Most teachers make many mistakes in the early years of their careers. The majority of these mistakes, in hindsight, are avoidable. This series of articles is written with the experience of many years teaching in mind. I hope it can help you to avoid some of the common mistakes made by new teachers, including those that I made myself.
Teaching is an emotionally satisfying career, but an extremely stressful one. By following the advice given here, you can reduce the stress and hopefully manage it more easily. Some of the advice applies mainly to the first few weeks in a job, where the children are looking for weaknesses and before you have established yourself. The advice on Dress Code is one example, where once established you will be able to dress in a less formal manner.
Hopefully, this book can help more teachers to succeed that much sooner and help to reduce the loss of so many valuable newly trained teachers to the profession.
You will need your own car. Public transport is not a good way of travelling to school. Unless you live very close to the school there will be no...