Scary, busy fun: welcome to the wondrous paradox of teaching

How to meet the challenges of your first year in teaching At our inaugural UCL ECT Induction Conference, we asked our early career teachers to sum up their first week of teaching in three adjectives. Unsurprisingly, we were met with the raft of emotions encapsulated in the word cloud above. We hoped that it at …

Two failed lessons and a packet of crisps

Why we don’t need another hero Wednesday: 15.40, 2004, in The Red Lion Your confidant is waiting in the pub for you: cider and black on the table- chair stretched out. He has heard there has been an incident with big Shane Lofield and knows you’ve had a mare. You regale the tale of why …

From Warriors to Architects

My 3 Lessons in Leadership From Implementation Science On a bleary Friday morning in January, I found myself desperately trying to finalise last minute cover and cursing myself for agreeing to add another new ‘thing’ to my workload. I had little idea what ‘Implementation Science’ involved then, or how learning about it would become so …