Quality First Teaching

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The most important reason as to why ‘Quality First Teaching’ is integral (which all teachers and leaders must recognise, of course) in ensuring all classrooms are succcessful learning environments, is due to its direct opposition to quality second teaching: in QFT, quality comes first, as opposed to second.

But what is QFT? Putting quality first requires quality teaching to be placed above – and beyond – poor quality teaching. It necessitates quality teaching, and so could be argued to be the next step from quality second teaching. This, I would argue, is a misunderstanding of the hierarchical complexities of quality teaching, being, as they are, subsumed within quality teaching itself. Thus the idiosyncrasies of QFT are both inimical to, and conjoined with, the practice of putting quality first as opposed to second, rather than building on quality second teaching, in which quality teaching necessarily comes second to poor, or poorer…

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