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False marketing of teaching?

False marketing of teaching?

My Facebook feed has recently become flooded with DfE videos trying to encourage people to teach.

In a break from my usual fare of adorable cats or restaurants selling Harry Potter-themed doughnuts, I now get to look at some wonderfully fresh-faced teachers talking about how awesome teaching is.

Smartly dressed and exuding youth and enthusiasm, these teaching newbies get to tell us all about their goals of inspiring children.

Other than an occasional interjection of “I’ve only been teaching two and a half years and now I’m the CEO of a Multi-Academy Trust!” their monologues are completely dominated by the “inspirational” side of the job.

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