Please let me know what revelations you’ve had since the lock-down and how the learning is going.
Over recent years our kids and teachers have been under increasing pressure. Over-stuffed specifications and examinations with rigid mark schemes have changed teaching and learning…and not for the better!
So how does Covid change our understanding of teaching and learning?
- Children and parents get an enormous amount of work set by school. This is a great way to show parents just how much the school system has changed! Most parents are also amazed by the level at which our kids are expected to work.
- Children start to log on and complete their favourite tasks first showing us that they are capable of some independent learning.
- Children and parents work together to complete longer and more complex tasks including making arguments, developing ideas and understanding more difficult concepts. This is where useful learning can take place…but
- THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT PARENTS AND KIDS CAN’T DO EASILY WITHOUT SPECIALIST TEACHERS.
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