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Planning, teaching & marking: Creating inspirational lessons

Before we get dragged under by the target driven Covid catch-up wagon, can teachers take a moment to put inspiration and energy at the heart of their practice? Martin Matthews offers some tips

If Covid-19 and its fallout in education has taught me anything, it is that there is increasingly a need for energy, enthusiasm, heart, soul, and inspiration in the classroom.

Surely what we all need now is the joy of learning. A reminder of the potential of actually being in the physical space with the students. The need for new thoughts, knowledge, ideas, and collaboration.

You’re on a journey with your students. Take them with you. Trust in yourself. Don’t be afraid. Enjoy yourself a little. Have some fun.

Over the last year or so, many of us have thought again about what we thought we knew about teaching. Can we now do that with our lesson-planning, delivery and marking – putting inspiration at the heart of our work?

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