Teachers are unusual professionals, carrying out much of their work in a classroom where they are isolated from others in the profession. This facilitates ‘professional looseness’ whereby a wide variety of classroom practices can emerge and persist, both across schools and across classrooms within a school.
Drawing on her experience of asking around 8,000 teachers three questions a day since 2017, Becky takes the 40 million responses to over 4,000 unique questions to describe the enormous diversity we observe in the daily lives, beliefs and practices of teachers in the classroom.
She will reflect on why ‘scientific best practice’ is unlikely to ever materially constrain this diversity, and on why diversity in practice presents a challenge for school leaders and policymakers seeking to improve the system.
Free event. All are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register online no later than 48 hours prior to the event.