Roger has written a short 6 page pamphlet about key areas of teaching and learning that are so important. Use it as a checklist, or if you are new to teaching, as a helpful guide.
“TEACHING and LEARNING” – here are some excerpts:
The suggestions in this pamphlet are not intended as an exhaustive ‘how to teach’ manual…. The teacher is an extremely important person in pupils’ and students’ lives. Young people watch, listen and tend to replicate your behaviour. You are an example that many young people will follow.
You are planning to ensure every pupil and student makes all the progress they can in every lesson and learning situation…. …. Record/write down what pupils and students will, e.g., know, and/or understand, and/or be able to do by the end of the lesson….
Knowing pupils and students before you begin teaching
Check pupils’ records, what do they/should they already know? …. Ask the pupils’ / students’ previous teacher(s) about their attainment and progress, attitudes to work and how they work best….
In the lesson
Start and finish lessons on time. Keep to your initial timings in lessons and then adapt as necessary. …. Be well prepared….
Teaching is a wonderful job when all pupils and students are responding positively to lessons…. …. High interest, active, practical learning lessons….
After the lesson
Follow school policy for marking and feedback. …. Pupils and students need to know what they have done well and what they need to improve….
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