Demonstrate knowledge and confidence to work more effectively in supporting and teaching at secondary level.
Apply the course as a tool for teaching and classroom support.
Demonstrate an understanding of the advice available to consider teaching as a career.
Engaging young people in the classroom can be a challenge for teachers and teaching assistants. Secondary school students often learn differently to younger students. This can require a different teaching approach.
On this course, you will learn how to support effective learning experiences in secondary schools, exploring the different ways secondary school students learn. You will also reflect on your own values and biases to improve your confidence and working practice.
By the end of the course you should feel more confident in your ability to support secondary school students.
An introduction to values, beliefs and attitudes.
Understanding the unconscious bias
Looking at your own biases and reflecting upon them
Reflecting on your own values
This course is ideal for teaching assistants in secondary schools. It will also be of interest to teachers returning to work, newly qualified teachers, unqualified staff, as well as providing a refresher for current teachers. Parents of children in schools may also find this course useful in helping them to support and encourage their children’s learning.
This course focusses on teaching in secondary schools. If you work in a primary school, you may like to join Supporting Successful Learning in Primary Schools.