When I first started teaching back in October of last year, one of the things I found most difficult was thinking of activities to do within seminars. An hour doesn’t seem like a very long time, especially when you have …read more
Four PhD students share their experiences of teaching in higher education for the first time. Track their progress on our postgraduate blog and share your own stories with the Twitter hashtag #rookietutors.
Making the Most of Field Trips
I was recently invited to visit the Staffordshire Hoard with Dr Peter Darby and his students as part of the third-year module ‘Anglo-Saxon England in the Age of Bede’. The students responded well to seeing Anglo-Saxon artefacts first-hand. This made …read more
Making it through the first written assessment… the unanswerable questions
The challenges of embarking on the marking process. A rookie tutor shares her first-hand experience. read more
Effective preparation and how to learn from teaching
A rookie tutor tells of the dangers of taking too much time to prepare for seminars, as well as some of the challenges – and rewards – of teaching for the first time.
Let’s make things a little more… interesting
Can fun activities for students improve their engagement with seminar topics? I plan to find out…read more
What I’ve Learnt about Lesson Planning
New tutors often find lesson planning challenging and time-consuming. A rookie tutor shares her tips for minimising lesson-planning stress.
Teaching Your First Seminar
Many postgraduate tutors who are new to teaching often find their first few seminars challenging. But teaching does get easier over time!
What to Expect from your Teaching Induction
What can a PhD History student expect from their teaching induction and what kind of anxieties confront new teachers? A rookie tutor finds out.