The challenges of part-time teaching

“Well, it’s not going to be as difficult as teaching full time is it?”   That’s what you’re thinking, isn’t it? I knew it, and you’re right. I taught full time for five years and I know exactly what the challenges are. After those five years, I felt burned out. So in January 2018, I decided …

Dealing with the holiday blues

The holiday blues must seem crazy to someone who isn't a teacher. But I'll tell you this -  it's totally normal to feel sad, underwhelmed or even a bit depressed during the holidays when you're normally so busy, productive and structured. In this article I'm going to share a few ideas about how to deal with those …

Nine things to think about when you’re training to teach

I remember embarking on my own teacher training journey a few years ago. Quite honestly, I had no idea what it would involve. I knew people who were teachers, had spent some time in school, but what it would be like to be a teacher was unknown territory. With that in mind, here’s some advice …

Making your teaching application or CV stand out

It's the time of year at schools across England (and elsewhere) that teachers are thinking about their next move. Maybe you've been teaching a while and fancy something new, or maybe you're training this year and this is your first teaching application. Either way: how do you give yourself the best chance possible by making …