Why do we never learn as teachers? It seems that not a month goes by without us angrily reacting to something that the current Secretary of State for Education has said or that the current Chief Inspector of Ofsted has pronounced.
We get riled by a press release or a headline in the national press, feel unloved and misunderstood and then say our morale is low. Then our unions bluster and put out counter statements which go unheeded or continue to flog horses long since dead (Academy resistance anybody?)
It’s always the same, but for me it’s odd that as people paid to educate others, we don’t learn form our mistakes and stop exhibiting behaviour that clearly doesn’t work.
Yes, an education secretary will say something unhelpful and uniformed- most of them have never been teachers nor have many of their advisers and the vast majority of the people working…
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