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NQT Diary 2006-7


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Poll: Where are we all? (32 member(s) have cast votes)

What type of school do you teach in?

  1. State (25 votes [78.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.12%

  2. Independent (4 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Academy / City Technology College (3 votes [9.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.38%

  4. Sixth Form / FE College (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Middle (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Primary (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Where are you?

  1. Inner London (2 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  2. Greater London (3 votes [9.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.38%

  3. North East (7 votes [21.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.88%

  4. North West (6 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  5. Midlands (3 votes [9.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.38%

  6. South East (excl. London ) (9 votes [28.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.12%

  7. South West (1 votes [3.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  8. Scotland (1 votes [3.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  9. Wales (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#61 Miss Smith

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 05:42 PM

Your HOD should be sent information from the following companies:

Lighthouse TV Inset

Keynote INSET

Etch INSET Training

You should also have an NQT coordinator in school who can help with this.





Thanks Nichola,



I will be looking into this. I do have an NQT co-ord, however she is also an assistant head, as is my HOD so I often have touble tying them down to talk about this sort of thing.



Thanks

Sarah

#62 Gwendoline

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:50 PM

I think we should spend some time looking on the positives. Yes we are NQT's, yes we make mistakes and we are right to try and solve them but I challenge you (including those who just browse this part) to list 5 things that you did well today. I always do it after my year 10's on a friday because they're not the greatest but it reminds me that I can be a good teacher and that it's not all bad. We need to focus on what we do well becuase if we focus on the negatives we won't be teaching for long!!!



So, what are your 5 good things from this week/ today?

#63 ahoney

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:28 PM

I have one, I didn't go in :sick:
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#64 Susie W

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:45 PM

Gwendoline,



'I challenge you (including those who just browse this part) to list 5 things that you did well today.'



Thanks for that advice - I am an NQT who, because of timetable issues, only teaches two low ability KS3 history classes (I teach more geog. at KS3 and have more KS4 history). I often find it difficult to motivate and keep pupils on task - I'm greeted with ' I don't get it' in most lessons from a couple of pupils. Today's lesson was one of those which leaves me feeling like 'i don't get it'! :( Your advice has made me feel a little more positive about my abilities as I have identified 5 things that I did well! :D



So thanks for that!

#65 Carl Fazackerley

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:48 PM

Definitiely need to focus more on what I do well! I spend a lot of time in the classroom, when pupils give presentations, focussing on identifying three things each group did well and identifying one area for improvement - yet I rarely do this myself, instead focussing on the negative. A timely reminder from Gwendoline!

Perhaps a new "rule" for posting in this thread. For every negative there must be a positive! We need to start sharing things that went well in the classroom. I feel this is a challenge I should endeavour to meet!
"Ernest Hemingway: In order to be a great writer a person must have a built- in, shockproof - crap detector."

#66 Joel Thorpe

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 01:02 PM

I agree with Carl, if we are not careful it would be very easy to go down the path of "I can't do this" or is it me? Firstly there is not a teacher in the land (if we are honest) who have not thought at some time that they are not cut out for the job. Even in the lessons that we feel are going badly there are always points that can be extracted and built upon to become a "better" (I hate that word) teacher, as if you were 'crap' you wouldn't have made it through your PGCE or GTP. The whole point of NQT is that you are still finding your feet and it would be bazaar if you were a dab hand at it all. I've been a teacher for 15 years and yet I still have the odd lesson where it all goes to pot, sometimes it just isn't within your power to control it all.

The best thing to do is to take it on the chin and remember that sometimes you get the bear, other times the bear gets you.

Just remember not to take it personally!

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#67 Gwendoline

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:34 PM

woo-hoo

Had my 1st term report thingy signed off. One down...

#68 sarahn

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:48 PM

well done Gwendoline!
Sarah

#69 Joel Thorpe

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:56 PM

woo-hoo

Had my 1st term report thingy signed off. One down...



Heres to you and all the other successes :grog:

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#70 Carl Fazackerley

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 06:37 PM

woo-hoo

Had my 1st term report thingy signed off. One down...


I assume all is well with mine! Nothing has been mentioned about it other than it has to be done by 13th December! Will let you know when I know!
"Ernest Hemingway: In order to be a great writer a person must have a built- in, shockproof - crap detector."

#71 ahoney

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:05 AM

:teacher: I am now a fully qualified teacher with TLR responsibilities. Hopefully by this time next year I will be HOD of Humanities. Thank you to all that have supported me with resources and advice (particularly Roy Huggins) for ever indebted :flowers:
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