Yesterday I had the opportunity to find out from some pupils what they thought about the way in which they are taught.
I was covering a two-hour lesson, and the set work didn’t arrive for the first 10 minutes. When it did turn up, it simply consisted of a wordsearch and the note:
Pupils then research their chosen topic and present this to the rest of the class. Laptops booked if needed.
When I told the class what they would be doing, they groaned. One boy called out “Not that again – why do we always have to do research?” A number of pupils agreed loudly with this.
I had spent the previous ten minutes chatting with the class. They seemed to be a totally mixed-ability bunch, and when asked, they agreed that they were. Although usually in sets for all lessons, the classes had been mixed as many of…
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