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FE to school anyone?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by partan, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. partan

    partan New commenter

    Hi,

    I've gone from FE teaching for quite a few years to now being in a school and am feeling completely overwhelmed. I've been here a while and have chosen to simply 'get on with it' as best I can but am beginning to really struggle within my department. I have a first class degree in my subject and have a great track record but can't find people to talk to / run ideas by and am trying to teach top sets with high expectations from the school and parents.

    Any advice? Please help!
     
  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    They're too busy! They employed you because they wanted to leave you to it. It's September. They've a million and one things to do.

    You're not challenging the students? Go faster. Do more each lesson. Make it tougher. Give them more homework/research to be prepared for next lesson.

    That's what I loved about teaching. Paddling my own canoe. Having my own domain. Queen of my own realm. I think most schools work that way. Yours may be one of them.

    If you enjoy a more collegiate approach you will have to say so. You may even have to introduce it. Depends on your school/department. But I will warn you that you may meet resistance.

    Be honest. Spit it out. Say what you want. And best wishes.
     
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