Just a lighthearted blog for the end of half term. These are some lessons about teaching from the movies.

Kindergarten Cop – Own up to your mistakes. We are humans, often under stress and not infallible. As long as the students are at the centre of what we do!

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Finding Nemo – Don’t be afraid to have fun. We work with children and childhood should be fun. Right?

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Matilda – Don’t put on an act. This Secret Teacher article is very depressing but I imagine we have all changed something we usually do for SLT or Of•••d. We need to cultivate confident innovative, real teachers.

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Fist Fight – Don’t Compete, I have met very few teachers who think they are as great as they are. This great blog by ThatBoyCanTeach describes teaching in the age of the celebrity teacher.

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School of Rock – Share your passion. If you are excited by your subject that is contagious, a great teacher can hook students into almost any subject.

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