Our topic of the week is Magnificent Classroom Cultures.
Phil Beadle joins us for some challenging discussion of important themes in education, in a taster of the kind of content they will be presenting on 12th March 2014 in London. Details are below.
What culture can you create in your classroom to promote the behaviour and the learning you want?
Paul starts the discussion with the concept of expectations. Everyone talks about expectations but what does a culture of high expectations really mean? It’s not really anything to do with wearing the right clothes and throwing around a few punishments – The teachers who really get it right go down to the bottom of the hill and encourage the children to climb it with them, rather than standing on top of the hill insisting that children climb up to where they are.
Expectations are really practical – they are about humility from the teacher rather than fake authority. That way you can connect with people and start to change their expectations.
Phil mentions that he has always approached teaching in the opposite…
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