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Preparing for teacher training

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by lotty8, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. lotty8

    lotty8 New commenter

    Hi all,
    I have a school direct place starting september and I'm wondering what I can do to best prepare. I have been looking at the curriculum and have a good knowledge on education 'issues' but is there anything I can do now to lighten the load when I start?
  2. Findlotte

    Findlotte Established commenter

    Join the FB Group "16/17 Teacher Training" - loads of PGCE students in the same position.

    You can enhance your subject knowledge, start buying stationary, ask for a reading list from your uni, start saving/preparing resources from TES/Resourcd/anywhere, gain experience, network...
  3. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    Buy a spare freezer. Fill it with stuff that you can either slowcook or cook quickly.

    That is my honest advice that I give to all of my trainees! They laugh.... and then, after the first gruelling month, they understand why I have a spare freezer full of things I can slowcook or cook quickly!
  4. u004665

    u004665 New commenter

    Hi, I am also starting School Direct in September for Secondary History. I am going to start researching lesson activities to build up a database which I can then add to when teaching. This will hopefully give me a head start when planning lessons. I also have started saving bookmarks of useful websites to use.
  5. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    Rather than looking up activities, spend some time looking over the curriculum and filling the gaps in your subject knowledge. That's often the thing that causes issues.

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