Best Practice

Ten characteristics of expert teaching

When we first become teachers, we must not forget the lessons learnt during our training. In this series, Matt Bromley reminds us of key practical lessons from the ITT programme he delivers. He begins with 10 characteristics of expert teaching

I am the lead lecturer on an initial teacher training (ITT) qualification. Every Tuesday evening, I spend three and a half hours teaching a programme that will lead my trainee towards qualified teacher status (QTS).

As I was planning the programme, it occurred to me that much of what I intend to cover is useful not just for those new to the profession, but for all early career teachers and indeed many seasoned professionals in search of a helping hand.

And so, over the course of nine articles due to be published by SecEd in the coming months, I will share my ITT journey in the hope that it provides you with opportunities to reflect on your own professional practice and encourages you to try out some new strategies in your classroom.

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