|The main quality that drew me to Ark Teacher Training is the focus on feedback and improvement. The programme has taught me to take one piece of feedback to improve on each week and work on that until it has been achieved. This helps you to focus on what is important and prevents the amount of information you’re learning from becoming overwhelming.
Most importantly, just enjoy the process! I now happily wake up every day for work and find myself staying behind late into the day either working on my lesson plans or helping students out after school. This is with no regret, because in the end, the work you are doing is meaningful and directly impacts the future of the kids in your responsibility, and let me tell you, that’s one of the best feelings in the world.
You can imagine my sheer delight when near the end of the term one of my year 10 students said, “Sir, I’m starting to like Maths now, it’s fun when you can do it!” It’s little things like this that drew me to teaching: equipping students with the tools to succeed in the future. It was great to see the impact of my training with Ark Teacher Training in the responses from my pupils – quite possibly the cutest thing ever and the one of the main reasons that I’m enjoying teaching!