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Take refuge in Twitter when the going gets tough

Every new teacher should sign up to an online network – it will allow them to glean valuable advice discreetly from other teachers who have faced the same challenges

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I’m the first to say that social media has been a huge boon for teachers. I’d go as far as to say that the internet has been transformational for the profession. The opportunities for sharing resources, ideas and even the occasional moan are invaluable. It’s particularly helpful for teachers in small schools – or secondary colleagues in small departments – who don’t have a network of colleagues to share ideas with.

Whether it be through Tes Community, Twitter or Facebook, the opportunity to talk to other teachers – especially those in different schools – can be hugely helpful. But there’s also ...

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