The Teaching Mind: Mental Skills needed to Teach

What Types of Mental Skills does it take to Teach?

Teaching is a vocation; a privilege and a responsibility.  The ability to impart knowledge while inspiring curiosity is one to be revered.

So what are the mental skills required to teach? What attributes do successful teachers have that make them so invaluable? We’ve come up with a list of our most desired and admired teacher traits …   Read more

Why Supply? Teach in London

Why Supply?

Are you a teacher thinking of getting into Supply work? There are many reasons why teachers choose to take the supply route rather than fulltime placement. Supply Teachers play an exceptionally important role in our society and are imperative to ensuring students get the best education available to them.

If you’re thinking of making the career move within London or your home country – we’ve got some great reasons why supply work may be just the thing for you.

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London in the Summer

Summertime and the living is easy…

Though it may not feel like it entirely, the summer is fast approaching. From enjoying a fresh breath of air in one of London’s green spaces to a night on the town while the sun is still up, take a look at just a sample of the things to do in London throughout the summer.

Explore the great outdoors of London

summer london kew gardens

London has a remarkable amount of parks and green spaces just waiting for you on a sunny day. Grab a picnic blanket and head to your nearest park for a day of vitamin D, such as Richmond Park or Kensington Gardens in West London. See what Mother Nature can offer at Regent’s Park’s Rose Garden or the latest natural exhibit at Kew Gardens. If you’re by the latter, come by World Class Teachers HQ, as we’re just across the Thames.

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Teaching Children to Read – the difference between a ‘letter’, ‘word’ and a ‘sentence’.

Teaching Phonics – Chapter 2

Learning to read can be a daunting task for little learners. While it is true that their tiny brains act as a sponge to absorb an exorbitant about of information daily, it can be easy to forget that some things we take for granted still need to be taught  – with as much patience and understanding  – as the more obviously tricky skills to assimilate.

Take a look at our latest instalment of teaching phonics to young pupils.

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Anthony Vander – World Class Teacher (and Filmmaker) of the Month!

World Class Teacher of the Month goes to Anthony Vander!

This month’s Teacher of the Month goes to Anthony Vander. He started working with World Class Teachers in 2011, and throughout that time he has proved himself a very valued employee.

Not to our surprise, he secured a long-term position through us at working at Kew Green Prep School in West London – just across the river from WCT HQ. We caught up with Anthony to find out a little more about him and his teaching experience …

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