10 low impact activities to do less of – or stop altogether.

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Teachers and leaders across the country do too many things that have unacceptably high ratios of time and effort relative to their impact and/or they are unjustifiable educationally.  Sometimes I think that the debate about workload is tinkering around the edges when actually we need much more fundamental change.  I also think that we need to get assessment and accountability machinery back into perspective, making them more organic and more human.

My hunch is that if schools responded to the things included here in the way I’m suggesting, they would be better places to work, learning would be better and everyone would be happy. Well, happier.

Subject Report Comments: STOP. 

How many students improve their learning outcomes or experience of school because of what is written in their annual report? Hardly any. The input-outcome path is far too circuitous relative to the power of in-class feedback.  How many teacher-hours are spent on this…

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