When was the last time your teachers refreshed their knowledge with a little training? 2022 could be their year.
When it comes to teaching youngsters and vulnerable adults, there are a few things all teachers should keep in mind. One is that not all kids have the same start in life, another is that they may need more or less support depending on how independent they are. The most important thing a teacher has to recall, is that they don’t know everything… and that’s OK. None of us know everything. However, as a teacher, parents hold you to a higher standard than they hold others to. This can wear you down if you don’t have the correct training.
Here are three types of teacher training that you shouldn’t be without if you are an educator. Take notes, take it to your head, and earn the extra brownie points for asking for more knowledge. You’re a teacher, after all, it’s what you are supposed to do.
Three Training Types for Teachers that You Shouldn’t Go Without
As we move through 2022, let’s review what we ought to train our teachers as standard par for the course.
1 – Compliance with the Law
Teaching is a difficult job made even more difficult by the presence of the government. No matter where you live in the world, there will be a set of guidelines that keeps you right when teaching vulnerable people. Why do we have this? Partially, regulations ensure standards are set and obeyed within the world of teaching. Additionally, setting these standards gives every child the same opportunities as their classmates, whether they have the same wealth at home or not.
Teaching your teachers staff compliance training keeps you right within the eyes of the law. It never hurts to have one or more members of staff in the know in terms of regulations, either. They may spot mistakes and help you avoid criminal repercussions.
2 – Subject Resources
When you agree to become a teacher, you go through fairly rigorous teacher training made to shape you into the ultimate source of knowledge for your students. Unfortunately, far too many teachers let this era of their lives die out when they graduate and finish their probationary years. This is no good for your facility because it means they are limiting themselves and what they know. If you want teachers that are up to date and setting a good reputation for your workplace, you need teachers who adapt new skills and techniques as they work. Refresher courses in their subject matter could help.
3 – QTS or QTSL Training
The most common route to become a teacher is through taking the PGCE course here in the UK. The PGCE course covers a year of teacher training that you can add on top of any other subject your have studied. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need a PGCE course to teach in the UK. You can take the Qualified Teacher Status, or the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills package to get the same effect. If you want to top up on your training, why not take both?