Thursday, August 4, 2011

Canadian & American Teachers in London, England: Teaching Tips for New Teachers


Phil Beadle is a well known educator in the United Kingdom and one that Canadian & American teachers should follow.  He is probably most famous for his show, The Unteachables, a British television show about taking Britain's toughest students and teaming them up with the best teachers.  It's a great show & one I recommend teachers to watch if they can get their hands on it.

All teachers should watch the short you tube video above for Beadle's top tips for new teachers.  One of the biggest challenges about moving to teach in London is knowing the education system & how to handle the cultural differences between Canada, the USA and the UK, but watching videos like the one above will actually really help you.  It seems quite a few of his videos have been uploaded to you tube, so search for his name & I'm sure you'll find quite a bit on there that will help you adjust to teaching in London.

Beadle also wrote a few books, with the most recent being How to Teach which seems to only be available in the UK and the USA, but not Canada.  I'm not sure if other countries are able to get the book.  Canadians can order the book from the US through amazon, but expect to pay customs.  I'm tempted to order one myself!

Any other top tips for new teachers?  Especially for those about to teach in the UK?  Please leave your comments below & share your two pence.


Resources for Teaching in London

Classroom Canada website
Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians ebook
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