7th May 2021
If you are training to become a teacher, you’ll already have decades of experience in the classroom as a learner. But learning to teach means gaining new skills, as well as honing those that you already have. You’ll come across many different techniques and practices when it comes to ‘learning to teach.’ Since the art of teaching combines so many different basic and soft skills, it’s important to review your own performance as a teacher as well as receive feedback from experienced peers.
You’ll deliver a short teaching session, either online, recorded or in person. This could mean presenting to your mentor or school colleagues, or a small group or class. Microteaching is a concept in teacher training that gives teachers the opportunity to review their own performance and receive feedback on their ability and developing skill as a teacher. You may be asked to take part in a micro-teach as part of your Teacher Training Programme.
Micro-teaching is just one way that teachers can receive immediate feedback on their teaching skills and style. It involves teaching a short lesson or piece of knowledge to a group of peers, colleagues or students. The subject of micro-teach can vary – it may be tailored to your prospective audience or on a subject you personally have a passion for – whatever you chose to teach, it should be something you feel confident in putting across.
We found these great resources to help you plan a micro-teach:
Ann Gravells, experienced educator and writer has produced this video with lots of tips on preparing a microteach
There are lots of fun infographics and guides on Pinterest about micro-teaching (Don’t forget to follow our boards too!)
Whether it’s part of your formal teacher training, or you use micro-teaching as a way to monitor and develop your teaching style as an already-qualified teacher, we hope these tips and resources have been helpful. As always, our team are here to support all of our candidates and their professional development. If you are looking to teach in the UK, register with us below for access to our top-end benefits and opportunities
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