Be prepared for your first year of teaching. Being an NQT is hard work. Wherever and whatever you teach, your first year of teaching will feature both rewarding and challenging days. . There is no shortage of friendly advice for NQTs, from ‘never be afraid to ask for help’ to ‘always accept a cup of tea when it's offered to you’. But where do you go for sound, professional advice from education experts about teaching, learning and your new career?