Teaching is therefore not the profession for a perfectionist. There is always something more you can do. Don’t get me wrong – I am not undermining thorough, dedicated, inventive and innovative planning. I’m not in favour of teachers who cut corners. But I also hate seeing people who come into the profession and start destroying their health and their personal life. It’s all about balance.

So how do you achieve this balance? A fascinating book has been published in the last few years by Jim Smith and Ian Gilbert, called “The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook: how your pupils learn more when you teach less”.

This book is not excusing hard work; far from it actually. But it throws up fascinating ideas: why should you be the one up all night working when it’s pupils who actually need to do the learning? By throwing the onus onto pupils, you actually increase their learning. So to put this into practice, instead of you producing a question sheet why not ask the pupils to make the questions themselves? They can then trade sheets after they’ve been constructed and advise each other on areas for development on any key topics missed. And you are therefore freed up to do what you’re paid to do – advise, guide and promote learning by intervening with all pupils – opposed to being a performing monkey at the front of the class talking for the whole lesson.

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Now I’m a teacher

And I have my doubts about it every single day. 

I’m far from being an excellent teacher, although everyone seems to believe I am, and have great expectations about me. It’s kinda overwhelming, you know. 

I know I can do better, but it seems to be so hard. I also have too much work, and I don’t have the time to prepare properly for everything.

This is my first year teaching, so of course I’m still in the learning process, but at times, I just want to give up.

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#education

#jeshu rambles about teaching

girlcanteach:

2ndcgw:

jibteaches:

englishteacheronline:

Alternatives to traditional homework

There are some great ideas here.

For later…

Yessssss.

girlcanteach:

2ndcgw:

jibteaches:

englishteacheronline:

Alternatives to traditional homework

There are some great ideas here.

For later…

Yessssss.

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#homework

amandaonwriting:

How children (& the adults they become) learn - A great resource for writers

amandaonwriting:

How children (& the adults they become) learn - A great resource for writers

(via huntedwitch)

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Easy idioms with very simple explanations! ›

As part of our English Language class we were asked to teach every week 1 idiom, 2 phrasal verbs and 1 random word in a creative way to the rest ofthe class. This site has several idioms that look interesting and funny, and are not hard!

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#idioms

#EFL

#task for uni

#future reference

50 Ways to Integrate Technology in your Classroom Tomorrow ›

revolutionizeed:

Nice list featuring a lot of sites that I’ve posted before and a few new ones as well!

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#technology

#Resources

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