THOUGHTS FOR PRE-SERVICE AND BEGINNING TEACHERS (3)

7. Setting SCHOOL PRIORITIES is important. Genuine education is about preparing children and students for the whole of life. This preparation is about far more than academics and test results alone.

8. Train to be a teacher because you WANT TO be a teacher, not because you HAVE TO be a teacher. Entrance requirements for teacher training should be top of the pile not bottom of the barrel.

9. ALL teachers should listen to and synthesise advice. They should read widely and shared with colleagues. But they should NEVER try and copy others. Each teacher is unique and individual.

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