Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Staffroom Stereotypes - Which Type Are You?: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Staffroom Stereotypes - Which Type Are You?: News

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Professional development is a journey of self-discovery. To help you along the way, TES is offering an ever so slightly tongue-in-cheek series of questions that will uncover who you really are. Supportive colleague or anxious newbie? Passionate part-timer or management material? Log on to www.tesconnect.com/quiz to find out the truth.

But before you bare your soul, do you recognise this silent superwoman?

Isla the Invisible Technician

When the students return after break, someone has already set everything p with care and precision; each place setting is identical, with pristine worksheets duplicated and ready to be filled in.

As the students pour through the doors, Isla retreats, wraithlike, towards the preparation room. There she begins to assemble resources for the lesson after lunch. It is her space, a windowless sanctuary where she has control. Beakers and phials glisten beneath the fluorescent strip light; test tubes stand regimented in racks on the higher shelves; squat glass jars of various chemicals and compounds sit snugly inside locked cabinets - everything has its rightful place. In the corner, her monitor glows, the keeper of all her secrets. …

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