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Training to teach maths with Teach First

Two ECTs share their experiences

Training to teach maths with Teach First
  • Published: 02/04/2024

In this episode, Early Career Teachers from primary and secondary schools talk about their experiences of training with Teach First, how they have honed their maths teaching skills, and what they have learned in their first years in the classroom.

A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download.

Show notes

Taking part in the discussion:

  • Emily Dixon, Year 1 teacher at Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy, Sheffield
  • Lauren Garrigos, maths teacher at Heartlands High School, Haringey, London
  • Beth Goodliff, Senior Communications Manager, NCETM.

Episode chapters

  • 00:06 Introduction and welcome
  • 00:40 Meet the guests
  • 01:14 The journey to becoming a teacher: decisions and backgrounds
  • 02:35 Training with Teach First
  • 06:30 Overcoming challenges in the classroom
  • 09:24 Celebrating successes: positive moments in teaching
  • 12:12 Professional development in the first years of teaching
  • 14:22 Advice for new and aspiring teachers.

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