Making it as a Teacher: How to Survive and Thrive in the First Five Years, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Making it as a Teacher

How to Survive and Thrive in the First Five Years, 1st Edition

By Victoria Hewett


216 pages | 32 B/W Illus.

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Teaching is a delightfully rewarding, wonderfully enlightening and diverse career. Yet, at present, teacher recruitment and retention are in crisis, with some of the most at risk of leaving the profession being those in their early years of teaching. Making it as a Teacher offers a variety of tips, anecdotes, real-life examples and practical advice to help new teachers survive and thrive through the first 5 years of teaching, from the first-hand experiences of a teacher and middle leader.

Divided into thematic sections, Making It, Surviving and Thriving, the book explores the issues and challenges teachers may face, including:

  • Lesson planning, marking and feedback
  • Behaviour and classroom management
  • Work life balance
  • Progression, CPD and networking

With the voices of teaching professionals woven throughout, this is essential reading for new teachers, those undertaking initial teacher training, QT mentors and other teaching staff that support new teachers in the early stages of their career.

Table of Contents

List of Figures Contributors Foreword Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Section 1 – Making It 1.1 What it means to be a teacher 1.2 Meeting the standards 1.3 The challenges of the career 1.4 Staying in the profession Section 2 – Surviving 2.1 Setting up your classroom 2.2 Lesson Planning 2.3 Differentiation and Scaffolding 2.4 Behaviour and classroom management 2.5 Marking and Feedback 2.6 Work life balance - Less is More Section 3 – Thriving 3.1 Subject Knowledge 3.2 Progression 3.3 CPD 3.4 Networking Section 4 - Conclusion Index

About the Author

Victoria Hewett is Subject Leader for Geography and Environmental Systems and Societies at Tonbridge Grammar School, Tonbridge, UK. Victoria tweets as @MrsHumanities, blogs at, and was a UK Blog Award Education Finalist in 2017.

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