30 Jul '14

News A departing pupil's advice for future teachers: put passion before practicality

Share your enthusiasm with pupils and welcome probing questions from 'nerds', a former pupil suggests Read more on studying teachingTeachers typically fear the perpetually uninterested student who simply does not care yet fascinated students can be just as tiresome. Being a nerd, I have never been short of awkward questions but the response from teachers has often been frustrating.Particularly in subjects like English, where wide ranging discussions can arise, only allowing ideas to flow in the direction you intend will alienate interested students. Continue reading...

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