If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
–G. K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong With The World (1910)
Why are teachers beavering away in their individual silos, each one of us spending hours reinventing each pedagogic wheel, crafting schemes of work and resources for the new GCSEs?
Wouldn’t life be so much easier and better if we simply shared…?
To which I say: NO!
To be honest, my favourite part of the job is designing, crafting and re-designing resources and teaching approaches. They’re not perfect, of course. I’m reminded of a line from the opening credits of South Park: “All celebrity voices are impersonated . . . poorly.” As Chesterton remarked, if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
But the point is, my approaches and resources are a lot less imperfect than they used to be. I…
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