It is really difficult not to show off when your teaching is being observed. The stakes are high and if you, like me, consider teaching an art form, you are metaphorically laying your soul out for someone to scrutinise. Of course you want to show yourself in the best possible light. Of course you want everything to go right…who wouldn’t? We may do a little extra if we know our classrooms will be visited – it’s natural. Some may teach completely differently to normal when being observed. How can you separate blatant performance from reality? Does it really matter?
This blog is about showing off unnecessarily (or necessarily for some!) Putting on a show lesson – a one off. In other words….NOT typical!
The kids know when their teachers are doing it. They’re not daft. The monotony suddenly gives way like a ray of light through the football marked window…
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