Teaching Outside of Your Specialism by @molin_bryan

Name: Bryan Molin
Twitter name: @molin_bryan
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Assistant Principal
What is your advice about? Teaching outside of specialism

1: Have a positive attitude. Teaching outside of your comfort zone is a chance to develop your skills.

2: Make sure you have a firm grasp of the key concepts you are teaching. There is nothing worse than to muck up on the basics.

3: If students ask questions you cannot answer in the lessons, be honest and tell them you will get back to them next lesson, or even better set the question for homework.

4: Establish a culture of learning in the class. The fact that you are also learning the subjext adds a degree of comradeship with students.

5: Work with subject specialists, either in person or through twitter to get advice and information. Don’t be afraid to ask. You owe it to your students.


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