Name: Matt Pinkett
Twitter name: @positvteacha
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Lead Practitioner
What is your advice about? Being Honest
1: Tell students why they’re doing something. For example, ‘To understand how to write interesting metaphors SO WE CAN make Sir’s marking experience less excruciating.’
2: If a colleague asks you to ‘do them a ‘favour’, and you think that doing it will be to the detriment of the students you teach, tell them, “No.”
3: Kids aren’t stupid. Don’t tell them you love dub step and you-tubing because a) you don’t and b) you don’t.
4: If a student is wrong, tell them. Sometimes, people are just wrong; students are people.
5: Be honest with yourself. Do you REALLY think that Bloom’s Taxonomy bean bag throwing games add anything valuable to your lessons?