Speaker’s Chair: You can’t train somebody to be a good teacher

As key figures in education and politics continue to wage a fiery ideological battle over unqualified teachers, I have been sitting squarely on the fence, aware of both my Tory principles…and my own newly qualified teaching status.

Taking a step back from the heat of battle would, I suspect, lead to a more common sense resolution of the dispute over unqualified teachers. Having taught as an unqualified teacher myself some years ago, before returning to teaching and acquiring qualified teacher status (QTS) more recently, a pretty crucial truth seems to have been ignored throughout this raucous debate thus far. Put bluntly, you cannot train anyone to be a teacher – blindingly obvious, but a central starting point to any inquiry into the suitable qualification of individuals in this profession.

via Speaker’s Chair.

 

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