1 teacher 5 questions: Secret Sir

The second edition of our new teacher snap quiz, features Secret Sir, a Head of Geography and teacher of science and games.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

If you can teach one ‘wow’ lesson a week you’re doing well.

What do you wish you had known when you started teaching?

Try not to overthink things.

What’s the craziest or most outstanding thing that ever happened in your classroom?

I played a prank pretending to eat mouldy bread in science, which caused a few pupils to run out of the classroom. Luckily no one was ill.

Tell us one thing you would change about teaching, and why

I would reduce the amount of marking and admin. The vast amount of time spent completing these tasks could be put to better use to help support the pupils.

What’s the best thing about being a teacher?

That every day is different.

Bonus question: describe your life as a teacher in 5 words.

Hectic. Fun. Rewarding. Tiring. Challenging.

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