Tips on picking an working environment that matches your needs

Nina Boniface
5 days a week.
190 days a year.
27 weeks a year.
1,045 hours teaching in a classroom.

It’s a lot of time! Now try imagining (or maybe you already live it!) picking the wrong environment to work in.

That is our focus today, what kind of environment should you look for and how to do it.


Trusting your instincts is key. If you feel something or have a read on your potential new boss of they way their teaching methodology. Trust your instinct, it’s a mass analysis computer called your unconscious mind.


How all of us humans think is visually and that is your emotional intelligence at play. The more you take experiences and imagine different scenarios, you know, literally imagining arriving every day, teaching your favourite and least favourite classes. How does it feel? Trust it.


Our moods are affected by many different things and one thing that can drive down our happiness is when negative things repeat day after day after day. Lighting can be a big part of this, it’s worth checking how clean the windows are, if the bulbs are of a decent standard, it’s your day to day life.

Taking a walk in your shoes

Before you criticise someone else, take a walk in their shoes! That way you have their shoes, can say what you want and run away and they can’t catch you. < Cheap jokes. Jokes aside, when considering a school think about walking the halls every freaking day, what kind of feeling do you get? Trust that feeling.

We only get one life, pick your environment based on what YOU need and you will find more of what you enjoy and less of what you don’t.

Blog brought to you by Engage Education. Helping you find teaching jobs in London / UK.

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