Stepping Up - Surviving your ECT Year

Stepping Up - Surviving your ECT Year

As an early career secondary teacher you will need to develop a wide range of skills and learn new techniques to get you through this crucial year and meet the unique requirements of teaching our subject. This guide has vital signposts from planning your time, knowing who to talk to and the practicalities of teaching D&T. It aims to share some hints, tips and strategies that may help ECTs improve their effectiveness as a D&T teacher. The guide was prepared by the D&T Association's innovation group whose members all qualified within the last five years and have been identified as outstanding newcomers.

The guide contains advice on:

  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • Developing working relationships with fellow staff and technicians
  • Managing the classroom, checklists and safety
  • Displays – bringing the learning environment to life
  • Lesson ideas,
  • Super starters
  • Perfect plenaries
  • Cover lessons
  • Assessment at KS3
  • Planning GCSE work
  • School Inspections and lesson observations
  • Useful sources of information and advice, such as top websites, free downloads, recommended CPD and useful networks
  • Help when things go wrong, such as equipment failures ICT and emergencies
  • Understanding the jargon

And it encourages you to enjoy and make the most of this year.

The guide is sent free to NQT members but copies are available to purchase from the shop for others who may benefit from this too.

This item is not available to purchase using Curriculum Credits.
First published 2010


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