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Welcome to Tea & Learning!
We began our training year together in 2017, and braved the tough times of PGCE with many mugs of tea, diet coke, and late-night planning sessions on Skype. We both got our first jobs teaching in the same city but in schools at opposite ends of the spectrum, so our highs and lows of teaching since graduation have been quite different! Nonetheless, we are united by an absolute love of our subject and always return to a mutual fondness for King John. As of September 2019, we are proudly – but hesitantly – RQT.
We began this blog as a space where we could continue to share our ideas with each other (and, as we’re being 10% braver, with others). We want to compare strategies, share resources, and consciously develop our practise as we go through our careers. It is aimed primarily at teachers at the same stage as us, but anyone who finds it useful is very welcome.
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Recent blog posts …
Bluntly, there are not enough women in our teaching of the American West. This probably isn’t a surprise for most people, given that there are not enough women in our teaching of anything, but now that I know how many women there are to talk about, it does surprise me (a little bit). As farContinue reading “Finding women in the American West”
N: So, what was your experience of applying for jobs? N: Do you want to go first? Yours is simpler than mine. H: Okay, so, I applied for … lots of different jobs. I’m not sure how many but I think it was around 6 or 7. I wrote the applications, which were really drainingContinue reading “In Conversation With … Hannah & Nicole: finding our first jobs”
1: It’s a really encouraging, supportive environment for an early career teacher. What you have to say is still valued and respected. 2: History teachers are a fantastic bunch of people and you don’t need to sit at the bar on your own for hours before plucking up the courage to join them (oops). 3:Continue reading “5 takeaways from TMHistoryIcons 2020”
This week we’ve had a very nice lady (@amalsayala) in the department to see if she wanted to embark on a teaching career, or not. She asked some really tough questions and we’ve tried to answer them honestly! We both trained with a schools direct programme, very closely supported by the University PGCE course, butContinue reading “Thinking of getting into teaching? Currently training to teach?”