Teacher Testimonial – Why I teach? and Lightbulb Moments as a trainee teacher
Charlotte Blackhurst – current Nexus Primary trainee.
I have been working this week on a focus group of children who are struggling in maths. One child, who has recently moved from Asia, sits next to me. He struggles a lot but tries so hard. This week we have been drawing number lines for addition. Throughout the week I have seen such progress with him, both on paper but also by the massive grin he has on his face when he gets the answer correct. His transformation in one week is amazing, and the fact that I can make that difference is really rewarding.
Why I teach?
I teach because as cliché as it sounds, I wanted to make a difference every day to the lives of others.
The Nexus SCITT really suited me as a training programme whereby I can learn hands-on. I have had a very positive experience so far; the team is friendly, and my classes are very informative. I am learning so much every day and cannot wait to apply this learning to the classroom.