The greatest show? It’s in our classrooms, of course

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Performing in front of people is a stressful business. And which job requires it for six hours a day, five days a week? Teaching.

In education, the classroom is the stage, the rows are the stalls. The audience is children and they can be one tough audience to please.

Some don’t want to be there, they are forced to buy a ticket and they’d all better enjoy the show. If they don’t, they are sure to heckle.

Unlike the theatre, the only etiquette in the classroom is the etiquette the teacher enforces – when to laugh and for how long, when it’s ok to shout something out and when it isn’t, when to ...

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