Marking is seen by many as a vile, Sisyphian chore, the tax on your teaching time.
Sarcasm is, I am told, the last refuge of scoundrels. I'm not sure why this is.
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.
Questioning is most effective when it allows pupils to become fully involved in the learning process.