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    I've started to apply for NQT jobs but I was wondering,how long would you commute? I saw this really good school but I know it will take me an hour(or more) to get there door-to-door.
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Image representation in computing. I think I can do it but I just worry a bit about a boring starter.

    I wish I'd been observed in my amazing colour theory lesson a few weeks ago. I'm hoping I can link it enough into that for the pupils to stay engaged.

    I've made them a kahoot quiz for the end and I have a few really good videos so it's just figuring out what tasks to do with them.

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    Sounds good. Afraid I can't help with ideas as I have no idea what that is! Lol. Do your starters link with the main activity in secondary? I normally make my starters quite active though I'm primary.
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    (Original post by Red Lightning)
    I've started to apply for NQT jobs but I was wondering,how long would you commute? I saw this really good school but I know it will take me an hour(or more) to get there door-to-door.
    I was looking no longer than 40 minutes away (though I don't drive). It's really up to you and what you think you could manage. I know a long commute would be tough for me if I knew I had more work to do once I got home. It might be worth trying the journey out to see what it's like... Also, how many other jobs are about? Don't pass up the chance if there are a shortage.
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    (Original post by Red Lightning)
    I've started to apply for NQT jobs but I was wondering,how long would you commute? I saw this really good school but I know it will take me an hour(or more) to get there door-to-door.
    I was looking no longer than 40 minutes away (though I don't drive). It's really up to you and what you think you could manage. I know a long commute would be tough for me if I knew I had more work to do once I got home. It might be worth trying the journey out to see what it's like... Also, how many other jobs are about? Don't pass up the chance if there are a shortage.
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    (Original post by Kidders)
    I'm doing Secondary English so having all the fun associated with that
    Bummer, that's a lot of marking/reading. Any appaulling handwriting?
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    (Original post by Esmeralda4)
    I hope it went well!! It's a horrible process but each one is invaluable experience.


    Got a phone call this afternoon to let me know that I'd got the job! So relieved I really didn't think I'd done well enough in both the lesson and the interview. Seems like a lovely school, and it's really close to my house, which is such a bonus. Now I can relax and focus on passing my placement!
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    (Original post by Red Lightning)
    I've started to apply for NQT jobs but I was wondering,how long would you commute? I saw this really good school but I know it will take me an hour(or more) to get there door-to-door.
    I have put a lot of thought into this. At first I was limiting myself to an hour each way. Then I got an interview for somewhere which was an hour (possibly a bit more) away and once it became realistic, I decided actually I couldn't commute an hour each way. These days, I will limit myself to 40 mins I think.

    It is hard because you do see jobs coming up which look ideal but are just slightly too far, and it is annoying, but I don't want to spend too long in my car.
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    Got a phone call this afternoon to let me know that I'd got the job! So relieved I really didn't think I'd done well enough in both the lesson and the interview. Seems like a lovely school, and it's really close to my house, which is such a bonus. Now I can relax and focus on passing my placement!
    Congrats!!
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    (Original post by Red Lightning)
    I've started to apply for NQT jobs but I was wondering,how long would you commute? I saw this really good school but I know it will take me an hour(or more) to get there door-to-door.
    I realy hate commuting - my first placement had a long commute (varying from 35 minutes to over 90 in the evenings!) and it really made things so much harder for me. So I was only really interested in 20 minutes or so as a commute, but the tradeoff was that I was prepared to learn to drive or move house (plus I live in London so there are a lot of schools close by). Ultimately, if a my ideal school came up I would just move, but I wouldn't commute. In the end, I took a job in my first placement school and have resolved to learn to drive over the summer.
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    (Original post by Red Lightning)
    I've started to apply for NQT jobs but I was wondering,how long would you commute? I saw this really good school but I know it will take me an hour(or more) to get there door-to-door.
    My current NQT school is an hour commute door-to-door on public transport (walk, train, bus) and the earliest that I'll be able to get to school because of the bus is 815 - not ideal.

    So, I'm currently learning to drive. I start in July but it works out to only 13 days of doing that commute.
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    Woken up feeling really nervous about my observation. I think I'm ready but I'm just terrified that timings will slip and ill forget something in the chaos.

    My timings are all so tight

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    (Original post by adastraz)
    Got a phone call this afternoon to let me know that I'd got the job! So relieved I really didn't think I'd done well enough in both the lesson and the interview. Seems like a lovely school, and it's really close to my house, which is such a bonus. Now I can relax and focus on passing my placement!
    Congratulations!!!!



    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Woken up feeling really nervous about my observation. I think I'm ready but I'm just terrified that timings will slip and ill forget something in the chaos.

    My timings are all so tight

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    Good luck! :-)
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    My observation went completely to pot.

    My tech didn't work at all - they had to replace my amp halfway through the lesson and it just completely went wrong.

    I cried a bit to one of the other teachers in my department too
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    My observation went completely to pot.

    My tech didn't work at all - they had to replace my amp halfway through the lesson and it just completely went wrong.

    I cried a bit to one of the other teachers in my department too
    Don't worry! Everyone has a rubbish observation once in a while. I'm sure your next one will be ace. Cheer up

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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    My observation went completely to pot.

    My tech didn't work at all - they had to replace my amp halfway through the lesson and it just completely went wrong.

    I cried a bit to one of the other teachers in my department too
    Sounds like technological fault rather than your teaching. In these situations it is all about how you deal with it and that comes with experience, I'm sure. What a horrible time for it to happen though! So sorry. :-( What did your tutor say?
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    (Original post by outlaw-torn)
    Don't worry! Everyone has a rubbish observation once in a while. I'm sure your next one will be ace. Cheer up

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    It was so so bad though. With everything going wrong my behaviour management went to pot and another teacher came in to shout at my class. She's since apologised that it's because she's having a bad time but I'm just embarrassed and ashamed.

    I thought I was doing so well but based on that observation I'm really really not

    (Original post by Esmeralda4)
    Sounds like technological fault rather than your teaching. In these situations it is all about how you deal with it and that comes with experience, I'm sure. What a horrible time for it to happen though! So sorry. :-( What did your tutor say?
    She said I recovered well but I feel like my entire teaching ability has been ripped apart. All of my confidence is out of the window and I just want to cry. I want to just go home to be alone.
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    It was so so bad though. With everything going wrong my behaviour management went to pot and another teacher came in to shout at my class. She's since apologised that it's because she's having a bad time but I'm just embarrassed and ashamed.

    I thought I was doing so well but based on that observation I'm really really not



    She said I recovered well but I feel like my entire teaching ability has been ripped apart. All of my confidence is out of the window and I just want to cry. I want to just go home to be alone.
    It's bound to make you feel that way and not much will.make you feel better right now. Hopefully after some rest and reflection you can pick yourself back up again. At least your tutor recognised some positives too!! :-)
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    It was so so bad though. With everything going wrong my behaviour management went to pot and another teacher came in to shout at my class. She's since apologised that it's because she's having a bad time but I'm just embarrassed and ashamed.

    I thought I was doing so well but based on that observation I'm really really not



    She said I recovered well but I feel like my entire teaching ability has been ripped apart. All of my confidence is out of the window and I just want to cry. I want to just go home to be alone.

    I had a bad observation too. Go home and put your feet up, you did a good job today! Uni observations are not easy and im sure you will reflect on your lesson and become even better!
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    (Original post by Red Lightning)
    I had a bad observation too. Go home and put your feet up, you did a good job today! Uni observations are not easy and im sure you will reflect on your lesson and become even better!
    I'm going out for dinner with my friends this evening. I have my progress review in the morning and now I have the twisty nasty feeling in my stomach.

    I know I'm progressing really well, my department have mentioned it to me and individual teachers have too but one visit from a uni mentor and it blasts all prospective out of the window.

    I just really suck at planning What are other people's plans looking like? I'm being pulled on planning for behaviour but it just seems really alien to me.
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I'm going out for dinner with my friends this evening. I have my progress review in the morning and now I have the twisty nasty feeling in my stomach.

    I know I'm progressing really well, my department have mentioned it to me and individual teachers have too but one visit from a uni mentor and it blasts all prospective out of the window.

    I just really suck at planning What are other people's plans looking like? I'm being pulled on planning for behaviour but it just seems really alien to me.
    My planning is good according to my mentor, but my problem is pace, I really can't seem to get the timing right. Don't get me started on planning for behaviour as it is alien to me as well haha!

    Good luck with your progress review, I had mine last week and I was fussing over it for nothing as It went fine(better than expected in fact!).
 
 
 
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