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  • The ability to stay motivated and be a reflective practitioner is what makes the job we do as teachers more rewarding. Does your school or institution recognise this and what support are you given to develop - financial or otherwise? What systems...
  • I strongly believe that we should reflect constantly on our teaching and strive to be better teachers, and I hope I can pass this on to my teaching team.
  • This isn’t one of those homily type analogies where I go on to say something about becoming a friend, it’s more prosaic than that. In October I changed teaching jobs and while last year being a mentor was in my job description, this year it isn’t....
  • Action research is one of those terms that many people have heard of, but that nonetheless remains a bit of a mystery.So what exactly is action research? Books have been written about this (see below), but, for me, perhaps the most important point...
  • I thought it would be useful to share a case study I produced.Introduction
  • What should be chosen from such a plethora of possibilities and directions to go?Consider factors such as your current teaching context, the students age range, the school resources, the Principal’s targets for that particular year or semester. You...
  • Those good solid works give us a firm grasp of the subject, citing motivation, aims and goals, lesson planning and classroom management. Following students’ needs, being a guide not a god in the classroom, individual approaches to teaching and...
  • How have you managed your development as a teacher in a busy schedule? What should be chosen from such a plethora of possibilities and directions to go? Consider factors such as:
  • The ones which didn’t work as I expected were: - a points-based rank with about ten criteria; the winner was awarded a sum more or less equivalent to a month’s salary at the end of the academic year - weekly seminars; these one-hour workshops...
  • Facilitating learning is now expected of modern teachers, but what does that actually mean? What are the key features of being an effective facilitator and what do we learn from our students by teaching in this way? How can we use our students to...