10 Pages

Unit 5

Effective explaining

Words like ‘effective’, ‘skilful’ and ‘successful’ are not always easy to justify, even if they trip lightly off the tongue. There are teachers who are well liked by pupils, there are those whose classes do well in formal tests, there are many who are admired by their superiors or by their colleagues and there are those who are given high ratings by external assessors and inspectors. They are not necessarily the same teachers. It is possible to be ‘effective’ on one set of criteria, but not on another.