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Going SOLO...

I have a confession to make.  I have been in this profession for nigh on 20 years and I have never really thought about pedagogical methodologies before.  Now, this is not to say that I am a poor teacher.  I think I'm quite good at my job; the fact that SLT regularly send NQTs to see me teach reflects this (unless, I'm an example of what not to do....). 

So, how have I managed? It's a good question and I think, in my opinion, one that is quite easily answered.  I have not needed to know the names of the things that I have done in class with my students.  I have always considered the varying steps that are needed to enable the learners to proceed from remembering and garnering knowledge to creating and evaluating.  I have been aware of the importance of techniques such as differentiation and assessment for learning and I have enjoyed thinking about how best to make these work in my classroom. 

Yet, thanks mainly to my MA and my new teacher friends on the twittersphere I …