About

This Teacher Speaks

I’ve been a teacher for 8 years and I’m writing my first blog. I’m the first to admit that i’m not an amazing writer, but I do have a passion for teaching and for teacher development. In particular I love applying the concepts of cognitive science to the classroom.

I chose the name because when i first started teaching I was told that I ‘Speak too much’ and when that when the teacher is talking the students aren’t learning. I never really did get the hang of that little tip and now I am getting more an more used to using Direct instruction in the classroom and speak probably the same amount, but in a much more focused way.

At the moment I am looking to produce a whole bunch of resources and share them here for free. I also want to produce some ‘how to … ‘ guides to various aspects of my teaching and some book reviews of some of the fantastic education books out there.

Thank you for visiting this site. Please keep checking back regularly to see new posts and join me as I learn how to blog.

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