Updated: Jul 18
If you have not heard of Barack Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction, then come out of the woods! This is basically what is shaping the future landscape of teaching in the UK and Daniel Muijs, Head of Research at Ofsted is a massive fan...so expect it to be incorporated as part of Ofsted appraisals and your own performance appraisal as a teacher in school.
Teachers, as well as pupils, are lifelong learners. As important as it is to take a break (and definitely do take a break!), it is also essential that we keep ourselves abreast of the most up to date practices and theories in education. If you do not read anything else, then at least read this, it is only 10 pages long and could have a long-lasting positive influence on your teaching. To read about how the principles work in practice in a UK context, "Rosenshine's Principles in Action" by Tom Sherrington is also well worth a read...again only 50 pages long - you can do it!
These blogs are written by our Centre Director, sometimes in both Chinese and English to ensure his blog reaches as wide an audience as possible and to practice his Chinese! As you can see his Chinese isn't perfect, so feel free to use his articles as a learning tool for your students. Any comments are welcome as are corrections and feedback too!