“When you first decided to become a teacher, you had a reason.
There was an idea in your mind’s eye of what the life of a teacher would feel like that was so compelling, you decided to place your efforts into a career that impacts every aspect of the human experience. We all learn. We all experience pinnacles and valleys of emotions. We all interact with people who live their lives in different ways than ours.
As an NQT, you are about to embark on a roller coaster that will bring you through all of that, every week.
Some weeks, you’ll go through the entire emotional spectrum and then, just when you need it, you’ll see that “aha” moment appear in a pupil’s eyes. That look will bring a tiring day up to a powerful moment of pride and unparalleled sense of accomplishment.
Before you get to those moments, however, there are a few things that you’ll need to do as an NQT in order to prepare and grow your teaching career.
Here are 3 tips to help you along your way, whether you are searching for your first teaching job or are looking for ways to grow in your current role.”
Written by Horizon Teachers