Adopting an appropriate pace has always been an important component of a successful lesson, particularly with groups of high-achieving pupils who are more than able to cope with at least an hour of
Handheld devices are becoming part and parcel of our everyday lives, whatever platform or operating system they are based on and whether they take the form of phones, tablets or iPods.
The huge workload of teachers is by far the most frequently cited reason why people quit the profession. But now is the moment to act.
Increasingly, there is a formal and written expectation that newly qualified teachers will have a completed lesson plan for every lesson they teach. I am not sure what to think of this.
There are different schools of thought on the seating plan.
There will be, in every school, some exceptionally bright or talented students; statistically, this is very probable, in any population with over a few hundred.
A-level teaching presents unusual and exacting challenges to any teacher.
Teaching is an interactive process that requires an ever-changing system of exchange and negotiation between you and your pupils.
Schools will use different systems for setting objectives, but it's expected that pupils will know – by being told or by seeing these displayed on the board – what the learning objectives are.