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Former teacher of the year Chris Smith tells us about the quality every teacher needs, bombing in front of 600 pupils, the perfect class size, how everyone can succeed in maths, why more teachers should open up about their own mental health, and the false dichotomy between ‘traditional’ and ‘progressive’ education.
Henry Hepburn, @Henry_Hepburn interviews Chris Smith, @aap03102, This was a pretty delightful listen for all sorts of reasons. Chris shows a healthy dislike of inservice days;-)
I particularly like the idea that his subject, maths, could be of interest to pupils in itself. Lessons, and activities don’t always need be part of a project, although Chris talked about great ones, or in preparation for a career.
“A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.” ( George Ivanovich Gurdjieff ) Context: In January 2013, I posted an online advert (on my own blog – for free) to help Find @TeacherToolkit A Job in Scotland. I continued to update everyone … Okumaya devam et →