The engaging teacher in two schools

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The engaging teacher in the crap school

In bad schools, a form of natural selection occurs meaning that the engaging teachers are the best teachers.

In a crap school, teachers are often left to manage behaviour themselves. Even when there’s a half decent member of SMT or two and a good Head of Year, the SMT member can help but can’t do it without great systems, so they still have to manage themselves.

As in every school, a reputation gathers around the best teachers. The ones where the kids want to be, their books are marked, and the teacher rarely has to deal with behaviour issues. Occasionally, the reputation is with the strict or maverick teacher who has been there 30 years and doesn’t give a shit. However, usually in crap schools the reputation is earned by the teacher “engaging” pupils in the lesson.

In a crap school, these teachers…

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