Attitudes that still need to change

The Quirky Teacher

I’m fortunate enough to work in an environment where pretty much everyone gets why teaching knowledge is so important. I’m in a leadership position now and every time I ask the question in assembly ‘Turn to your friend and tell them one interesting thing you have learned this week’, I see plenty of smiles, conversation (surreptitious retrieval practice) and shooting up of hands to then tell me what they have learned. I have written before about how their playtimes are just that little bit happier, safer and filled with creative play (it’s still not perfect out on the field, but we’re working on that) – this is an unforeseen side effect of a knowledge rich curriculum that they not only have more to think and write about, but more to enrich their interactions with each other outside and in their free time. I see this more with year 3 and…

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