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Pull up a chair in the TEA Staffroom for teaching tips and ideas, teachers’ stories and interesting news. We welcome submissions of anything you’d like to share with the TEA community. Get in touch with your idea!

The Expert Teacher

The Expert Teacher has been teaching for many years.  They are confident with running classes.  They observe and assess other teachers.  They are innovative and not afraid to take risks.  They want to support other teachers in their subject specialism.  They want to...

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The Experienced Teacher

The Experienced Teacher has been teaching for around 5 years.  They want new ideas to improve their practice and need support with CPD.  They may be looking to change from working in the public sector to the private sector or vice versa.  They want the camaraderie and...

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The Entrepreneurial Teacher

The Entrepreneurial Teacher wants to run their own classes.  They have completed one of the other Teaching Success Paths, and are ready to teach.  They need some business skills, and to know where to start.  They need support with marketing, finding venues and costing...

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The Budding Teacher

The Budding Teacher has taught a few classes or has volunteered or supported other teachers.  They want to learn how to teach, and may want to become  qualified.  They want to connect with others in their situation. They want to supplement their income by running more...

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The New Teacher

The New Teacher has a real passion and wants to teach it to others. They want to earn money and meet new and diverse people.  They need their job to fit in with their lifestyle. They need to gain in confidence and need the basics of how to teach and run courses.  They...

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An Interview with Ann Gravells …

Ann Gravells, Teacher and Author gave us an interview. Thank you Ann!  It was so lovely to meet you and to hear all about your career in teaching. You can find out more about Ann at www.anngravells.com First of all Ann, why did you decide to be a teacher and how did...

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Ground Rules, do we really need them?

GROUND RULES What are Ground Rules? Ground Rules are boundaries set for the comfort and safety of all students, in order to optimise the environment in which they learn.  I often get asked “Really, we are all adults do we really need Rules” and my answer is an...

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