11 rules for teacher trainers


I was sitting in this wonderful thought-provoking INSETT session today and thinking, among other things, about Sam Shepherd’s post on training.

Sam lists 11 rules for teacher trainers and prioritises No.4, the takeaway value of a session. “If it doesn’t [include something teachers can use] you might as well stick your PowerPoint slides in an email so they can find it when they need it.”

True, but his first rule speaks even more to me: practise what you preach, “teach a new strategy by using that strategy”. This is what the trainer today did very well (and I don’t always do – guilty as charged.)

What’s your number?


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