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Thinking about teaching

There are many skills in teaching that, when combined, form an important base from which initial teaching competence may be derived. Most of these skills require refinement and development over time because, in many instances, they are not a part of our normal patterns of behaviour. Therefore, as teachers, we need to make a conscious effort to pay attention to these skills to ensure that what we think we do in our practice is in accord with what we actually do, and that is not a simple task.