Students prefer teachers who take part in professional development

The Times Education Supplement, a leading educational newspaper in the UK has published a recent article,  on how teachers need to be able to ‘adapt their lesson plans at a drop of a hat’ in order to keep students engaged and interested. The article draws upon evidence from Ofsted,  ‘showing that teaching was best where colleges and providers focused on continually improving through professional development. Lecturers themselves rated reflective practice and online resources as the most helpful activities in enabling them to improve.’ This is fantastic news for me, as my course includes thousands of lesson plans as well as being 100% online, a winning combination. The article ‘found that one of the skills most valued by students was the ability to transform prepared lesson plans if their class needed something different, as well as personalising the curriculum to individual learners.’  The other benefit of my course is that it takes you step by step through eight chapters, covering the very basics of everything from how to plug in your interactive white board to creating personalised interactive, entertaining and visually stimulating lessons.

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