The PERFORMANCE ART of teaching

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I know you if you are anything like me when you think of ‘performance art’ you think of a person standing in a subway with a bicycle on their head for 8 hours. Yes…performance art does often present itself in the strangest ways.

But in this case I am going to talk more about the performance side of teaching and how it can be an art, and in some ways not that different to standing in a subway with a bicycle on your head.

The ultimate goal of a teacher is to get the students attention. There are plenty of textbooks, websites, programmes, available that can do exactly what the curriculum wants, but to get the students attention can be the most impossible thing for some and the easiest thing in the world for another.

We have had a few teachers who were newly trained who…

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