Move Me On 146: Knowing enough to be able to start planning

Teaching History feature

By HA, published 26th April 2012

This issue's problem: Jim Boswell is constantly anxious about whether he knows enough to be able to start planning.

Jim Boswell is an articulate, enthusiastic student teacher, with previous voluntary work experience teaching English to young asylum-seekers and refugees. Other previous roles in sports coaching and refereeing have clearly paid dividends in the classroom. He was quickly able to build good relationships with the pupils, and had few early problems managing behaviour. Planning, however, is another issue and Jim's mentor is becoming increasingly concerned about the lack of coherence and progression within his lessons...

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