Although teachers are certainly not alone in classrooms, there can often be a sense that teaching is an isolated role. In our efforts to encourage collaboration outside of the classroom – in our planning, CPD activities and networking, have we overlooked the key element: the teaching? Apart from mandatory observations, teaching staff can often be left to work alone, to cope with the demands of technological pedagogy, largely isolated from the rest of their peers. At SERC, our mentoring model has flipped this concept: by creating opportunities to team-teach, to plan together, and to increase support in a longer-term, supportive role, which engenders a sense of community, collaboration and team-working. Through our ‘open classroom week’ (Feb 2019), we hope to develop this further, by encouraging teachers to open their classroom doors to their peers. By opening our doors, and encouraging teaching to be a public, not a private activity, we can create a supportive space to reflect on practice, consider future development, and encourage a sense of community through shared experience.
This webinar will explore the idea of teaching as a public rather than private activity, and the benefits of encouraging openness and sharing of experience as part of teacher professional development. This discussion will focus on experiences of FE and HE teaching.
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A recording of this session is available from https://eu.bbcollab.com/recording/7f2ea8685bcd4ebca919b0d0064c14ff
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