A-Z of Teaching by Jonathan Savage, Martin Fautley

By Jonathan Savage, Martin Fautley

This can be an informative, enticing and obtainable ebook approximately educating that covers a vast diversity of content material with out being superficial.

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There are a whole range of complicated reasons why any one individual student may be misbehaving, and the vast majority of them will have nothing to do with you. So, please do not take things personally. This is really important for your own sense of self-esteem. As we considered in our entry on audience, you need to learn to detach yourself professionally at key points. Give students choices about their behaviour. Outline the consequences of continuing to misbehave and emphasize the positive benefits of choosing to behave appropriately.

Challenge can come from different sources. Finding interesting people to work with is one of the most effective forms of challenge. There is an old saying that ‘as iron sharpens iron, so one friend sharpens another’. Finding trusted colleagues to work with closely can really help you maintain a good understanding of the effectiveness of your work as a teacher and make conscious improvements. It will also help you stay engaged and motivated throughout your career. Isolation, professionally, is one of the key reasons that teachers become unmotivated and leave the profession.

In the past, schools have often reflected the broader structures of the National Curriculum and examination specifications in the ways in which their curriculum was organized. This is changing rapidly as schools are given greater degrees of autonomy. Recently, many have argued that the ‘curriculum’ is becoming increasingly politicized. g. the retrospective imposition of the English Baccalaureate, have resulted in schools making arbitrary decisions about the organization of their curriculum and the prioritization of particular subjects within it.

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