Teacher perspective: supporting your students
AcknowledgementWe’re incredibly grateful for the time and willingness of teachers, students and employers who contributed to this course to allow you to learn from their experiences. Special thanks to the teachers and students of Murray Park Community School and Parkside School who allowed us to film effective careers learning taking place in their classrooms.
Here’s an example: I know that some of my students struggle to work with others because they are very invested in their own ideas – they’re not so good at compromising. It’s important to highlight to them that in the STEM sector, it’s all about sharing ideas, building on ideas and combining different concepts together. By relating this area for improvement to their future career, the students can see why it’s worth developing this aspect if teamwork. I could structure a quick activity where they have to generate an idea then work in groups of 4 to combine them and reflect.
CommentHow do you use an understanding of your students’ interests and aspirations to inform your teaching? In the comments below share what you do now and how this supports planning and lesson delivery.
Linking Curriculum Learning to STEM Careers
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