NQT Q&A with Natasha Gazzard
What type of school do you work in?
What’s your favourite part of teaching so far?
Practicals in science and relating them to theory
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
For behaviour management, keep to your warning system and call home.
Can you recommend a good teaching book?
Rosenshine’s Principles in Action by Tom Sherrington
Favourite tools, software, or equipment?
Who inspires you and why?
My teachers inspire me, to work hard to improve my teacher’s toolkit so that the students have more opportunities to learn.
When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
After university, I dabbled in tutoring for GCSE’s and found that I enjoyed it and thought teaching could be for me.
How do you unwind outside of work hours? What helps you to switch off?
I like to exercise, take long walks, read and knit to switch off from work.
Natasha is a newly qualified science teacher based in Essex. Follow her journey on Twitter @GazzardNatasha
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