Top 5 strategies to improve your teaching and learning! Is this useful or what?

How to improve the teaching and learning in your classroom

As a teaching practitioner you should always be looking to improve your teaching pedagogy and practice.Teaching is  “life long learning” and if you are not willing to improve or develop your skill set, then before you know it you can find yourself outdated and stale. Below are 5 strategies you can start to implement in order to develop your mindset on the teaching and learning of students. Comments are FREE, please share your thoughts below in the comments section.

Get Observed
•Ask to be observed •Discuss feedback very frankly – get to the bottom of it •Act immediately on what you think you should do •Know your average lesson grading and where that places you amongst your peers •Keep planning for observations realistic
Use Colleagues
•What is your personality like? •What will work for you? •How many changes can you cope with? •What is most important at the moment? •Which class can you use as your teaching and learning development class? •What are your three golden rules?
Go on Learning Walks
•Talk an accompanied learning walk with your achievement director, a member of SMT or Abe •Wander in and out of your own department lessons •Invite others to carry out random short visits to your lessons
Carry out Targeted Observations
•Find out which staff have reputations in which areas and go and watch them •Observe a range of staff for –Different stages of development –Different personalities –Different subjects •Pick up tips not models •On frees spend the first ten minutes watching how other teachers settle their classes from corridor to starter
Work out your parameters
•What is your personality like? •What will work for you? •How many changes can you cope with? •What is most important at the moment? •Which class can you use as your teaching and learning development class? •What are your three golden rules?
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