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Dear Theo, how can I update my skills?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Christine 07, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo,
    I have been teaching internationally for 15 years and am now finding it very difficult to get back into UK schools. I have had a few interviews but it seems my lessons are only satisfactory. Is there any way to some kind of refresher course? I have tried to get up to date with current practices and am doing some supply work, but I think I need some help.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, being abroad can turn out to be a fabulous experience, but a bit of an educational backwater as far as keeping abreast with new ideas in the UK.
    I have two suggestions here.
    Buy this book from Amazon:
    It basically tells you how to do a superb lesson under observation conditions, which is really telling us how to be superb every day - if only!
    Secondly, consider coming on one of the TES courses - they are mainly on Saturdays, so that you don't lose a day's supply.
    Here are the current ones:
    And this is the one I reckon could be good for you:
    S76. How to become Outstanding– Saturday 14th January, 2012 – Improving your lessons – inspiring learning
    Presented by Sara Bubb
    For more information please visit: www.tesweekendworkshop76.eventbrite.com
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.

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