The year has started with a bang for most of us, and we are all beginning to find our feet in our classrooms. It is a challenging time for even the experienced teachers among us, but the new educators in our midst feel particularly vulnerable as they struggle to reconcile the advice from Teachers’ College with the reality of 28 wriggling juniors who don’t know they’re supposed to sit and listen!
With this in mind, we have developed a variation on our Keep Calm and Carry on Teaching workshop just for those educators who are in the first five years of their career.
Keep Calm and Start Your Year Right is packed full of the tricks and tips that might have been overlooked during training, or that didn’t make sense until faced with your own class and paperwork. It covers details like voice projection (after all, your voice is your primary tool in the classroom) and filing (boring, but essential for survival).
Most exciting of all, this new workshop is being launched this week in Wanganui. We look forward to welcoming the new educators to Community House for some stress-relieving tips…. and afternoon tea, of course!