Pavilion ELT blog from Gerhard Erasmus
The sales funnel: finding and selling to the right customers
Trust as a two-way street
Flexible planning for businesses: Learning from lesson planning
Academic vs non-academic roles in a school – Is it a 50/50 balance?
Critical Incident Technique – Resolving workplace problems and reinventing yourself
Technology and your team – Choices, choices, choices
Crisis management: in the middle of Coronavirus
The customer journey – How they experience your organisation
Road to management – Is there a map, please?
Following up on his first blog on why teachers might not want to manage, Gerhard Erasmus aims to help future and current managers develop their own road map to help them develop the skills and expertise needed to transition effectively into management. The post looks at skills that teachers have developed that can transfer into management, qualifications that can support the development of management skills, and how to utilise your current role as a teacher to develop the skills you will need as a manager.
To manage or not to manage? Is that really a question?
In his first blog for Pavilion ELT, Gerhard Erasmus talks about how as a manager, he aims to provide his teaching team with as many opportunities and skills as they are ready for because when the next big promotion comes up, they better be ready. He says he celebrates their promotions probably more than they do themselves, even feeling like he’s succeeded when they succeed! Consequently, when he had a discussion with one of his teachers fairly recently – someone he rates quite highly as a teacher – he ended up being slightly annoyed by the fact that this person had avoided taking up opportunities to present on training days or mini-conferences they’d arranged and also declined becoming a line manager for a part-time teacher. This led to a bit of a rethink... read on to find out what happened next.