One change to this is that I don't shake hands at the beginning of each lesson anymore. I simply make sure I have a warm greeting with each student as they enter the room. http://wp.me/p6ThIC-ge
Source: Effective Explanations by @RufusWilliam
Today, I’m talking about teaching as seen through the lens of cognitive science. Cognitive science in education is the study of how the mind learns. I’m going to use as my main reference this book by Prof Dan Willingham. It’s called ‘Why don’t students like school?’ The answer to this question, from a cognitive science… Continue reading The implications of cognitive science for teachers – an introduction
Find a school with structures that explicitly supports teachers in doing their job. — Tom Starkey (@tstarkey1212) August 22, 2017
From Joe Kirby. I think everyone involved in Education should read this. http://wp.me/p31zUY-yI
Every student should be deferential to every school teacher. Irrespective of personalities; regardless of characteristics, there are no exceptions to this maxim. Polite and respectful are the characteristics of a deferential relationship and this is exactly how I want my children to treat their teachers. It's what we all want for our children. There's an… Continue reading Students must be Deferential to Teachers
Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist - John Maynard Keynes (1936) I wonder if it's possible to be a teacher free from the influence of ideology; a pragmatist maybe. I was taught on my PGCE by a wonderful person, perhaps… Continue reading Is my teaching practice rooted in ideology?
Tweeted by @sirnewmalot on the 14th July 2017 You cannot make children respect or heed you or view your directions with value. But you can build it over time if you are reliable, resolute, obviously care about them academically and as people, but are stubborn enough to be consistent and retain high expectations wherever happens.… Continue reading Forging good relationships