Evolution of my Pedagogy II (Teacher Talk) | BunsenBlue

In this series of blog posts, I reflect on how my teaching has evolved since my time as trainee. Last week I wrote about behaviour. This week…

Teacher Talk

Everyone seems to have an opinion on how much time a teacher should spend talking each lesson. I’ve heard of countless trainee teachers receiving feedback after lesson observations which goes something like: ‘You were talking for a significant part of the lesson… let’s consider ways we can reduce the amount of teacher-talk’. Rarely, is the feedback the other way around: ‘You didn’t talk enough – you should be explaining more!’ – not a…

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