SPOTLIGHT ON SECONDARY EDUCATION — AND BEYOND
Teaching Skills is a series of booklets on various subjects in the school curriculum. I have chosen two of these for comment; though I should add that they all offer valuable tips to the non-specialist, as well as to the subject teacher. The aim is to examine basic teaching skills and to encourage teachers to develop new classroom practices. The danger that every teacher runs is to get stuck in a daily routine which works reasonably well, but which over the years becomes boring. The art of teaching consists in constant self-questioning and constant renewal of methods. There is no one way of teaching a subject. This series can therefore serve three distinct classes of users: the students in training, the qualified teachers, and those who are pressed into teaching subjects other than their own speciality. The last group appears to be growing in numbers.