Be a Leader Teacher

Be a Leader Teacher

Date/Time
Date(s) - 20/06/2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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£25 per person

You have planned the perfect textbook lesson.

  • Quizzing – tick.
  • Cold Calling – tick.
  • Scaffolded activities – tick.

The problem is that when you run the lesson, the student says no.

So much of our teacher training rests on one assumption: that our students will go along with what we have planned for them. But why should they? And what happens when they don’t?

Be a Leader Teacher is a lecture and Q&A session based on the well-reviewed book From Camouflage to Classroom by George Vlachonikolis. George argues that we need to move beyond this idea that teaching just boils down to minute-by-minute lesson planning and employing the latest teaching trend. In fact, none of those trends make any difference if our students are bored, frightened or unmotivated. If they’re not on the journey with us then nothing else matters. And that is 50% of the job right there and it’s called leadership, not teaching. From minute 1 of day 1, all teachers are leaders in the classroom and we should learn leadership as part of our training.

At 23, George joined the British Army and served in two operational tours of Afghanistan. After a six-and-a-half-year military career, George shifted gears into a new challenge: becoming a schoolteacher. Now, as an experienced veteran of both combat and classroom, he is keen to explore the overlaps between the two fields and, in this lecture, he uses military insights to make real points about leadership in the classroom.

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