Lesson Taught

Lesson Taught
Rapport Issue


Publication Date

October 28th 2021


Ron Piper

Training to be a teacher can be an emotional roller coaster: lesson triumphs can quickly melt away following classroom car crashes and dismal failures can be rapidly followed by the sunny uplands of success. And of course, a persistent flow of well-intentioned advice from seasoned colleagues, each of whom is operating from their own experientially developed model of learning, can sometimes add to a disintegrating sense of self based on thoughts such as “Now why didn’t I do that? Why didn’t I see that?” and “I must be so stupid not to have thought of that!” Advice implies a better way, a way that, in many trainees’ experience, is understandably absent from their practice. So, what is the alternative? Just...


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