Becoming a special educational needs (SEN) teacher

The job of a teacher, although stressful at times, can be very rewarding. If you have a passion for helping people then teaching can be the perfect job for you. The job of a SEN teacher is to help children in school who have special educational needs and often finds learning difficult. It is imperative that children who require additional help at school are offered the opportunity to do so and as a special educational needs teacher, this role will fall to you. You may be working with individuals who have physical disabilities, hearing or visual difficulties, speech and language... Read More »

Working well with your TA

A TA (Teaching assistant) is very important to a teacher and can really help in all aspects of the classroom. As a teacher, having a good relationship with your teaching assistant is vital if you want to gain their respect and work well together as a team to achieve what needs to be done. With teachers under so much pressure a TA can be there to take some of the load off them and may be able to spend time one on one with a child who needs a little extra attention. They can also be a teacher’s second pair... Read More »

Teachers deserve a Christmas too!

If you are a teacher and are busy planning all the Christmas activities your students have to do then make sure you take time out to do things that you enjoy too. It is no secret that teachers have to work long hours many of which are unpaid and with festive holidays upon us, there is often even more to try and fit in. You may have to organise a Christmas play or carol singing as well as ensuring you still get time to teacher the subjects you need to. Children may often become excitable around this time of year... Read More »