1 teacher 5 questions: Tin Can Teacher

This week’s teacher snap quiz, features Tin Can Teacher, a secondary English teacher in Devon.

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

Even when you’re using discipline, ask about your pupils: how they are, how their day was, etc…

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

How many hours were involved.

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

The re-enactment of the charge of the Light Brigade.

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

End of year exams. Prior to this there was a coursework option in English Language, and while this was a lot to administrate, it prepared children much more comprehensively in the skills needed and used in English Language than the current system.

What’s the best thing about being a teacher?

The interaction moments and knowing there are definite impacts in the lives of hundreds of children, parents and carers.

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

I am always behind, running.

 

Follow Tin Can Teacher on twitter and check out his blog.

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