A student poses with the Women's FA Cup

15 ways teaching is like playing at the World Cup

15 ways teaching is like playing at the World Cup

Football: it’s a funny old sport, a game of two halves, a level playing field and an endless source of clichés.

From the highs of international glory to the lows of crashing out of the group stages, we’ve compiled a list of fifteen ways teaching is just like (ok, sort of like) playing at the World Cup. 

You’ll take part in intense training and preparation before you enter the classroom.
 

London Football GIF by Chelsea FC

Teamwork is vital.
 

A team talk before a match

With the right tactics, you can achieve the seemingly impossible.
 

Team scoring a goal


Discipline is key.
 

Joe Hart shouting


Watching others will help you learn.
 

A cat watching football


It’s important to remember to do the simple things well.
 

A robot struggling to play football


Sometimes things don’t go to plan.

Whoops


From time to time you may have to give a stern look.

A manager gives a stern look


You’ll often need to call upon cat-like reflexes.

Cat-like reflexes


Practice makes perfect.
 

Practice makes perfect


Make sure you have got comfortable shoes/boots, you’re going to be on your feet for a long time.
 

A player exuberantly feigns injury


It’s important to keep your eye on the ball.
 

A dog watching football


If something doesn’t work, try again.
 

A child miss-kicks a balls


You will lay the foundation of your team’s success.
 

A team celebrates winning


It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Bobby Moore lifts the World Cup


 

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