Resilience, patience and getting the support I need.

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Resilience, patience and getting the support I need.

Class Teaching

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by Dave Hall (Drama Teacher).

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GRIT and resilience is a key focus at the moment with students and something which we are working on developing with our Year 7 students in this academic year. Shaun Allison has posted about how Durrington are using the work of Angela Duckworth to develop GRIT in our students. However, this is also an important trait which we need to nurture within us, as teachers.

In order to deliver effective teaching and learning, teachers need to develop resilience and patience.

  • ‘They are never going to learn.’
  • Will I ever get this class in working order?’
  • ‘Am I capable of getting them to behave?’

Some or any of these doubts or worries about your teaching will not only affect us, as teachers, but also negatively impact on the outcomes of our students. The ability to develop resilience, over the course…

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