Teacher Testimonial – Why I teach? and Lightbulb Moments as a trainee teacher | Manchester Nexus SCITT

Teacher Testimonial – Why I teach? and Lightbulb Moments as a trainee teacher

Rachel Hall, Secondary – Mathematics

Lightbulb Moment

The lightbulb moment is one of my favourite things. It makes any stressful lessons or stressful evening planning or worrying all worth it!

The moment they get something and seeing their happiness and eagerness to carry on and work on the next thing just makes me smile and it makes everything worth it.

Why I teach?

Why I am training to teach, is to help provide the variety of opportunities to all young people and help guide them to where they want to be. Being part of the generation who teaches the next generation and passes on this knowledge is vital and rewarding. It gives me a sense of achievement when the young people achieve!

Training to teach with Manchester Nexus is a fantastic opportunity to get a real sense of what school life is, as you train in a school from day 1. You get to experience the start of the year and the end of the year, so you can see how the school sets out their expectations and how they finish and celebrate a successful school. This is important for in understanding what the school expects from you and therefore sets out what your expectations are for your students, as well as being able to see the success that has been achieved from all the hard work which started on day 1.  Being part of a SCITT, means you get all the support you need from a variety of people and get experience from a wide range of activities and people. Joining NEXUS will give you many more opportunities to explore your passion or even find a new passion which is encouraged.