How ‘perfect book syndrome’ could improve school culture and leadership

The Quirky Teacher

Following on from my previous post on the possibility of enhanced learning as a result of aspiring to ‘perfect books’, I thought about how this might also affect leadership and school culture in a positive way. I’m hoping this will provide some comfort to teachers who are worried that a focus on bookwook will add to their workload and stress. My synopsis is that a focus on bookwork should, ideally, do the opposite for teaching staff.

Whenever I read about strategies to improve ‘teaching and learning’, most advice seems to focus on changing what teachers are doing/saying rather than changing what the pupils are doing/thinking. The assumption is that if some groups of pupils are not learning as much as others, then the teacher needs to be directed by a leader to be more engaging, to teach more or in a different way, or to work harder to plan and…

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