If school’s scary, take a walk on the wild side

When students teachers feel overwhelmed in a new placement, the best thing they can do is walk the corridors to build up a connection with the place

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Despite the perception that there is a crisis in teacher recruitment, there is an excitement about this time of year as many hopeful graduates begin a year of teacher education. For them, a palpable nervousness about what they’re about to undertake is only partially alleviated by that shared experience of the first few weeks at college. It’s easy to forget that feeling: just like experienced drivers, we often shut out those early memories of our first days on the road, the overwhelming realisation that this is a very serious thing we’re about to do, and worries about what might happen if we ...

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