8 Oct '14

News I couldnt continue as a teacher without understanding how students learn

Esme Kettle reflects on her realisation that, after seven years in the classroom, she didnt know how to teachThe term super teacher is enjoying another outing into the fray, championed by the shadow minister for education, Tristram Hunt. The debate involves the usual suspects: improve standards, a model for best practice and a career path that doesnt take good teachers out of the classroom.My first encounter with the term master was as an older sister. My brother would receive cards on his birthday or at Christmas addressed to Master Thomas and, mute with envy, I would read the contents to him thinking, If hes such a master, shouldnt he be able to read his own post? Continue reading...

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