Woodard Good Teacher
A programme for teachers seeking to make their classroom practice consistently good
This exciting programme is aimed at teachers whose lessons are sometimes good but who need some inspiration and more consistency to become consistently good teachers. The programme will help participants make good practice more habitual and provide them with new ideas to help them deliver more engaging lessons.
The programme is designed upon the understanding that becoming a consistently good practitioner is a vital stage in any teacher's professional development. Good lessons give teachers security and confidence in their own abilities and the knowledge that the conditions are in place for their students to make progress in their learning. Being a securely good teacher also gives colleagues a springboard to head towards outstanding practice.
The programme begins from the basis that there is a common framework of techniques which are present in all good teaching. Also, that most good teachers have some common views on how to produce stimulating lessons in which all students learn effectively. The programme also recognises, however, that all teachers are different and that their individual talents are enormous assets to them. Schools too are unique and the programme will help you to plan for the particular context of your workplace. You will be provided with a structure to take some of the best ideas around and customise them for your own classes.
We intend that this programme should be professional development in its widest sense, thought provoking and intellectual as well as of significant practical benefit. It will above all be relevant to teachers wishing to progress to a higher level and to make their classrooms as exciting and successful as possible.
Elements of the programme
During the programme participants will learn more about and reflect upon the following areas. This will help them to develop their own performance so that they may become consistently good teachers:
- understanding the learning process and which classroom strategies work best
- understanding your own personal and professional assets and how to make the most of them
- what consistently good progress looks like and ensuring that all students can achieve it
- ways of effectively evaluating progress and setting meaningful targets
- ensuring students are engaged and focussed on their learning
- ensuring your classroom environment encourages effective learning
- using student contributions to help improve your practice
- becoming a better teacher without working harder.
Other important information
- the programme will provide participants with a bank of practical approaches to
- help improve their classroom practice
- after the face to face professional development day, participants will link with another colleague on the programme to share their experiences of trialling new classroom approaches. Guidance from a Wren Academy colleague will be available as part of this discussion.
Forthcoming Professional Development Dates
To book yourself on one of our courses or to find out more about any of our professional development programmes or other opportunities provided by the Hub please contact Susan.Hannigan@wrenacademy.org