Why Teaching is Harder than it Looks

‘Why Teaching is Harder than it Looks’ by Denise Hong on Female Intel.

This is an excellent article which articulates why teaching is more than just explaining a subject, or even more than making a lesson ‘fun’. Also, I feel the message of this post could extend beyond primary and secondary education and can be applied to a call for University Lecturers to hold a teaching qualificaiton. (Most Lecturers in the UK hold no teaching certification, and because of the push to publish above other qualifications a PhD can be hired for a teaching post without ever having taught.) Furthermore, this article reverberates my feelings why I disgree with the ‘Oh you’ve published a book, you can teach creative writing’ philosophy of most creative writing programmes.

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