How Teachers can develop Lesson Plans more easily

Developing a lesson plan can be one of the most time-consuming aspects for teachers, particularly ones who are new to the career. There are a number of ways that you can find out what works for you and what doesn’t. One of the most important areas to look into is the generic lesson plans that are available to every teacher. While there are some limitations to these (they don’t necessarily conform to everybody’s teaching style and, more accurately, they ask teachers to conform to them), they can be a great starting point to develop upon. Another option is to approach other teachers. There are a plethora of teacher support groups active online, including some that help you develop your abilities as a teacher. As a new teacher, you should also... Read More »

Working in Universities

University education isn’t just essential for developing skilled young people for the economy, it also one of the largest employment markets around. It employs everything from university administrators and data entrists, to university lecturers and professors. Very few other organisations have such a breadth of skills and expertise required for the day to day running of the organisation. One of the biggest benefits to working in a university are the high levels of job security. Universities, even after increased tuition fees, remain as popular as ever or even more so, which means there is very little chance of you going into redundancy if you enter into employment with a university. There are two primary areas in which you can work in a university; as an academic/teacher, or as an administrator.... Read More »

How to Prepare for a Teaching Career

It is an unfortunate truth that a career in teaching has one of the highest dropout rates of any career choice. Many people enter into the job without a full understanding of what it entails. There are two sides to this; firstly, many underestimate the amount of administrative work, while secondly, many end up struggling with managing a classroom. Each of these areas are partly responsible for the high dropout rates. The dropout rate is actually a significant problem, so it is important that we deal with it. The solution will partly be achieved through a change in work environment and a change in the kind of people who apply, and the only way that you can know if you’re well suited to it is to investigate and get some... Read More »

Employment Opportunities in Childcare

There are a lot of opportunities available for those who are prepared to work in the care industry. Whether you’re prepared to work with the elderly or for the under 5’s, you will need a certain level of training in how to care for them and enrich their lives. A typical childcare professional will be expected to have a lot of patience, as well as some minor training in health and safety and early life education. Learning about how to manage young children is covered in most childcare courses that are available at colleges throughout the UK, so if you’re considering a job in the sector, getting qualifications there could be the best way to start. The work environment of a typical care professional is going to change a bit... Read More »

Why you Should Consider Teaching

Teaching is a difficult but rewarding job. It has become increasingly difficult over the last few years, as the government overhaul has a lot of demands for teachers to adapt to. It is actually quite a bit easier for newer teachers than older ones, as they don’t need to unlearn anything in order to fulfil the demands of their job. Teaching is quite a well-paid profession, with a significant bump up from what the yearly average is for the whole of the UK, and a slightly larger average income than the average for university graduates. It does require a lot of work though; with a self-reported survey recently indicating that teachers spend on average 50 hours a week working. The flip-side to this is that you do get significant holiday... Read More »