What makes a great teacher?

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The slogan ‘Everyone remembers a good teacher’ was key to a high-profile advertising campaign to recruit teachers across the UK. I would argue, however, that most people would also remember a bad teacher, or one who made them feel stupid, or one that praised them when no-one else did; or one that took extra time... Read more »

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Teaching in challenging schools

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It’s difficult getting teachers to work in schools where the students are drawn from among the most disadvantaged households. And where they do, they sometimes suffer from the kind of low expectations which won’t help their pupils to achieve more and break out of the poverty trap. If you are a teacher, what would induce you... Read more »

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Improving classroom behaviour: a practical guide

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Teaching can be tough, particularly when you have an unruly class to work with. Every child comes from a uniquely different background. Getting children to conform with classroom behaviour norms can be challenging, if their patterns are already firmly entrenched, and where they have issues such as respecting limits and personal space, or responding to conflict. It is therefore... Read more »

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