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Longevity: transitions and life-long learning
With increasing global life expectancy, we are shifting to longer careers and, for many of us, the desire or need to contribute beyond the typical retirement age. The three-stage linear life of education, work and retirement no longer fits. We are now living multi-stage lives.
Don’t retire, teach!
Don’t retire, teach! Now Teacher, Justin Abel aged 58, explains how his newfound passion for teaching has transformed his perspective on stopping work.
The Now Teach Top 10: tips to get through the first term
Now Teach: Top 10 tips for new teachers to get through the first term of school. We asked our Network for their pearls of wisdom on how to make this term a success.
The joys of starting again
Now Teachers go from a career which they do well, to starting all over again. But as we get older learning can plateau. Retraining as a teacher has its challenges, but our Now Teachers share how they have embraced the experience and why it’s all been worthwhile.
Building Flexibility into Secondary Schools Summary
Now Teach commissioned research into flexible working because we believe it will make teaching more attractive as a long-term career choice. This blog summarises the report and includes advice for teachers looking to find a flexible role.
Flexible working leadership case study
“As a leader it’s your job to get the best out of your teachers, so they can get the best out of students. Flexible working has helped us to do this.” Theodora Nickson, Co-Head at Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School, talks about flexible working leadership.
'Leaders must overcome the fear of flexible working'
We have to talk more about the retention crisis. It's better to retain staff on a part-time basis than deal with a disruptive and expensive turnover, says Katie Waldegrave writing for Tes.
How to retrain as a teacher - FT video
What is it really like to retrain as a teacher? Our brilliant trainee, Zed Holmes, stars in this Financial Times mini-documentary on career-change.
How to know you’ll make a good teacher
Making the decision to become a teacher is a huge undertaking – and for many trainees, the decision itself is a hurdle to get over. When you’ve decades doing something very different, how do you know you’re suited to a career in education?