Being an NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) can be tough, there’s absolutely no doubt about that. You suddenly have a new class, new routines and a whole lot of responsibility to contend with. To feel confident and able, establishing clear routines from the start can go a long way. Below, I’ve set out some suggestions as to how Pobble might help you be effective in your teaching of writing from day one.
Time management – Time management can be one of the trickiest tasks for NQTs. Pobble saves time every step of the teaching process. From planning your lessons, making writing exciting to creating an evidence bank and assessing the writing, the Pobble platform does it all, saving you valuable time.
A wealth of inspiration and ideas – Whether it’s model texts and WAGOLLS to use in your lessons or excellent teaching resources from the best providers, you’ll find them all on Pobble. All are searchable by genre, topic or year group so it’s simple to find exactly what you need to create your lessons.
Create an effective routine – Creating a routine will help you manage the writing process every step of the way. Not only does publishing your pupil’s work give them an authentic purpose, it simply makes writing ridiculously exciting! There’ll be a buzz about writing from the start of the school year and your class will consistently try their hardest in the hope of becoming a published author.
Connect with parents – Building a strong home-school partnership is invaluable, but it can be tricky. Pobble allows parents to connect with their child’s learning journey, giving them a unique opportunity to see and support their child’s writing. This can be a valuable tool for NQTs to engage with parents right from the beginning of their teaching journey.
Build an evidence bank – Over time the writing published in your class account can be used as an online evidence bank. A great way to keep track of (and demonstrate) the progress your class is making.
Easy moderation – Your class’s evidence bank of work can be used to create for moderation. Pobble’s moderation feature allows writing to be easily annotated and checked against relevant criteria. Assessment files can also be shared with senior staff to allow NQTs to work alongside them and moderate effectively.
A valuable support network – The Pobble team are always on hand to support teachers with their Pobble journey, whether it’s helping you get the most out of the site. Even better, our Twitter community of over 20,000 like-minded people are also there to offer exciting ideas and pearls of wisdom. Got a question or need support? Tweet us @HeyPobble.
If you’re an NQT, sign up for a free trial of Pobble here and begin your teaching journey with us.