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  1. 1. Developing the Early Teacher LIANNE ALLISON – The ANGMERING SCHOOL
  2. 2. One of our main jobs as colleagues of early teachers is to build resilience!
  3. 3. Relational Security! (ideas from Felicia Wood from Kate Cairns Associates Ltd ) “It’s okay to get things wrong?” Strategies needed to build resilience: Co-regulation Co-learning Feeling safe Soothing Mindful awareness
  4. 4. How do we respond to any problems to help build resilience? (Ideas from Pat Black at Bath Spa University)  What’s happened?  How did it make you feel?  What are the elements we can address immediately? YES NO
  5. 5. Stage 1 - Survival:  Coping/self blame/confusion/sticking to script/self doubt.  Mentor Response: Clear guidance and specific suggestions. Very direct and very clear.
  6. 6. Stage 2 – Early Optimism:  Implementing rules/ Beginning to question/ Not yet managing all children.  Mentor Response: Encourage to have a go at things but continue to suggest.
  7. 7. Stage 3 - Embedding:  Routines in place/ Mastering Skills/ Self aware/ Self Motivated/ Questioning  Mentor Response: Listening, Questioning, Allow to make mistakes, Move to Coaching
  8. 8. Stage 4 - Maturity:  Own beliefs, Own Style, Own Strategies.  Mentor Response: Coaching Conversations.
  9. 9. Provide School-based professional development where they can develop a support network! 15MF Journal Club NQT Group Professional Learning Groups Pedagogy Book Club Subject Specific is so important!
  10. 10. Give them some reminders/strategies for behaviour management when they’ve forgotten! No collectives – “I hate my Year 8 class!” What do they focus on?
  11. 11. Focus their extra time They need to observe some teachers that aren’t so good!!!!!
  12. 12. Check their skills in the main areas and help them develop by teaching each other! QuestioningExplanation Modelling
  13. 13. Marking and feedback This is one to support - Why? How? Quantity? Quality? Impact?
  14. 14. Remember: “Even Mary Poppins was only practically perfect!”