Well, these were beautiful lessons to learn, and yes, I have ordered the book. Now that I am also teaching school children as part of the STEM Ambassadorship, its vital for me to make sure that every minute I have with them is lighting the fire. This was really really interesting. I started to apply this to my junior talent pool members who I run a training course every 2 weeks.
So few lessons learnt for this teacher.
- Bring everybody with you, not just the first person to raise their hands. wait till everybody else has had a think about it.
- move around the room. This is what I hate, when I am lecturing or teaching, and i have to be stuck out there in the front. Moving around is fun and allows you to engage everybody.
- Teaching can be taught, and you can learn even now when you're my advanced age…
- and yes, teaching isn't just imparting lessons, its a performance art.
- explain to the students what you are trying to do and how you are trying to help them.
- road to mastery leads through hard work, you have to push myself.
the article talks about TeachFirst, something that I am involved with heavily, its a great initiative..Also look at this letter we got, isn't that nice?
Letter from the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, recently joined STEM Ambassadors to launch British Science Week at a school in Kent.
The Minister participated in the activities and commended the STEM Ambassadors attending. Following the event the Minister expressed his desire to thank all STEM Ambassadors for volunteering their time.
The Minister’s letter follows below.
Kirsten Bodley, CEO STEMNET