Firstly let me make it clear that, rather than reading my version, you’d be better turning to
- Chapter 2 in Daisy Christodoulou’s “Seven myths about education“
- The Michaela school’s “Battle hymn of the tiger teachers…” (especially the chapter by Jess Lund on “No nonsense no burn out)
- Also Ben Newark’s excellent post on his blog about gimmicks in teaching”…”.
- Finally whilst writing this Tom Bennett goes and publishes this on telling pupils or letting them work it out
Looking back maybe it was obvious. I used to say I only got into teaching because I wasn’t brave enough to try being a stand up comic. I always like to lay out my classroom with space at the front for me to pace, to strut and to perform. I was never so good at standing off to one side. So, whereas I wouldn’t like to call myself a…
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