Sunday, 2 May 2010

Teaching and Class Management


For all courses the teacher should
a. ensure effective teaching of whole classes and of groups and individuals within
the whole class setting, so that teaching objectives are met and nest use if made
of available teaching time;
b. monitor and intervene when teaching to ensure sound learning discipline;
c. establish and maintain a purposeful working atmosphere;
d. Set high expectations for students behaviour establish and maintaining a good
standard of discipline through well-focused and through positive and productive
e. establish a safe environment which supports learning and in which students feel
secure and confident;
f. use teaching methods which sustain the momentum of students work and keep
all students engaged through:
i. stimulating intellectual curiosity, communicating enthusiasm for the subject
being taught, fostering students enthusiasm and maintaining students
ii. matching the approaches used to the subject matter and the students being
iii. structuring information well, including outlining content and aims, signalling
transitions and summarising key points as the lesson progresses;
iv. clear presentation of content around a set of key ideas, using appropriate
subject-specific vocabulary and well chosen illustrations and examples;
v. clear instructions and demonstration and accurate well-paced explanation;
vi. effective questioning which matches the pace and direction of the lesson
and ensures that students take part;
vii. careful attention to students errors and misconceptions and helping to
remedy them;
viii. listening carefully to students, analysing their responses and responding
constructively in order to take students learning forward;
ix. selecting and making good use of textbooks, ICT and other learning
resources which enable teaching objectives to be met;
x. providing opportunities for students to consolidate their knowledge and
maximising opportunities, both in the classroom and through setting weefocused
homework, to reinforce and develop what has been learnt;
xi. exploiting opportunities to improve students basic skills in literacy,
numeracy and ICT and the individual and collaborative study skills needed
for effective learning, including information retrieval from libraries, texts
and other sources;
xii. exploiting opportunities to contribute to the quality of students wider
educational development, including their personal spiritual, moral, social
and cultural development;
xiii. setting high expectations for all students notwithstanding individual
differences, including gender and cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
xiv. providing opportunities to develop students wider understanding by
relating their learning to real and work-related examples;
g. are familiar with Code of Practice on the idetnifcation and assessment of special
education needs and as part of their responsibilities under the Code, implement
and keep records on individual education plans (IEPs) for students at School
Action stage of the Code and above:
h. ensure that students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and
understanding in the subject;
i. evaluate their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness;
j. cover any absent staff as required.

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