Hey, teacher!

An OECD survey shows teachers are demotivated and lose 13 per cent of classroom time dealing with disruptive pupils.

The survey was conducted in 23 countries, 15 of which are EU members.

Three out of four teachers feel that they lack incentives to improve the quality of their teaching, while bad behaviour by pupils in the classroom disrupts lessons in three schools out of five.

Teachers in Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy complained of no systematic appraisal or feedback on their work.

Education authorities can take from this the need to provide rewards and recognition for strong performances.