Reflections on being the taught, not the teacher

Tales from the bottom of my classroom

I went on a course yesterday and since I have been wound up about how a lot of the other (English) teachers acted. It was a cramped room and I think that maybe the exam board booking the course or the conference centre should have thought about how they accommodated so many people. However, it wasn’t their fault that the delegates didn’t turn their phones off, talked about social events throughout the whole session or turned up late. 

Training courses can be dry and dull sometimes, and exam standardisation meetings are a good example of this. But they are useful. They help us shape what we deliver and can be very important come exam times. The thing that frustrated me the most was that all of the teachers in the room wouldn’t have accepted the kind of behaviour displayed from their own classes. It was rude. I assume that most…

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