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The Teaching Delusion: Why teaching in our schools isn't good enough (and how we can make it better)


Schools are filled with great teachers, but is great teaching taking place in every classroom, in every school? Bruce Robertson doesn't believe it is. Why not? This book argues that there are two reasons. Firstly, because there isn't a shared understanding of what makes great teaching. Secondly, because schools haven't developed the strong professional learning culture necessary to drive the development of great teaching in every classroom. Through discussion of key messages from educational research, and drawing on a track-record of success, this book explores how these barriers can be addressed, leading to transformations in teaching practice across classrooms and schools.


 

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The Teaching Delusion: Why teaching in our schools isn't good enough (and how we can make it better)

Schools are filled with great teachers, but is great teaching taking place in every classroom, in every school? Bruce Robertson doesn't believe it is. Why not? This book argues that there are two reasons. Firstly, because there isn't a shared understanding of what makes great teaching. Secondly, because schools haven't developed the strong professional learning culture necessary to drive the development of great teaching in every classroom. Through discussion of key messages from educational research, and drawing on a track-record of success, this book explores how these barriers can be addressed, leading to transformations in teaching practice across classrooms and schools.

About the author

Bruce Robertson is a senior leader of teaching and learning in the Scottish Borders. The focus of his work is on teacher and school empowerment, which he believes can be achieved through high-quality professional learning. Bruce has been teaching chemistry in state comprehensive schools in the south east of Scotland since 2003. He has seven years experience as a deputy headteacher in two secondary schools, through which he has built an excellent reputation. His leadership of teaching and learning improvement in Eyemouth High School led to the school being awarded the General Teaching Council for Scotland Excellence in Professional Learning Award in June 2019. In recent years, Bruce has been in high demand as a consultant and conference presenter. He works closely with primary and secondary schools, keeping teaching and learning improvement at the centre of everything he does. Teachers and school leaders are consistent in their praise for Bruce's passion, clarity and inspirational messages.

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Author Bruce Robertson
ISBN 9781912906642
No of pages 338
Format Paperback
Publication Date 24 Jan 2020

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