The Creative Teacher Project

An NQT Bringing Creativity to the Classroom

It’s Not Going to be Easy, It’s Going to be Worth It.

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Truth-for-Teachers-LogoThese are the final words that Angela Watson, of the Truth for Teachers podcast, leaves her listeners with each week. A former teacher and now educational consultant, Watson has become widely known for her management ideas for teachers, and especially for her (totally amazing sounding) 40 Hour Work Week Club. Her podcast is fantastic, and that’s why I thought I would share it with you today.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good inspirational podcast as much as the next person, but I do find that many of them are just that – inspirational, and not that practical. Sometimes when you’re looking for advice, or need a kick up the backside to even get in the car to go to work on a Monday morning, you need concrete suggestions on how to make the work week a little easier. Truth for Teachers is just that.

I’ve had episodes that have given me 9 Classroom Organisational Tips for the New Year, and even 5 Ways to Turn a Worksheet into a Collaborative Critical Thinking Activity. If these titles don’t get your teacher-nerd juices flowing, then I’m sorry to say, nothing will! It just happens to be incredibly handy that she posts a new episode each Monday morning, at peak “New week new me” time.

I encourage you all to go and have a listen, and maybe even a trawl through the archives to see if there’s anything that can help your particular situation.

We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it’s podcasts like Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers that remind us that it’s absolutely worth it.

 

 

*This is an independent post and in no way affiliated with Truth for Teachers. I just love the darn podcast

 

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Author: Sam

Ignite. Create. Discuss. The Creative Teacher Project is an education blog focussing on innovation, joy and most importantly creativity in the classroom. We all know that teaching is a demanding vocation. Through TCP, I aim to encourage myself and other newly qualified teachers to think about the way they approach their job, and promote personal satisfaction through meaningful connection with the content we teach and the students we teach it to. I’m an Australian teacher specialising in Drama, who recently moved over from Secondary to Primary Teaching. I want to be a teacher that engages with my students, and models creativity not only in the classroom, but in my entire approach to education. I’m often described as enthusiastic, and I love connecting with others online!

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