Have just been reading this article by Karen Boyes and thinking so true. So many of those students who are behind in their learning compared to where we want them to be just don't appear to think the learning is for them ..it's for the others who are clever.
Or they don't have the persistence, the resilience, the WANT.
Thinking about all the articles on UDL and locus of control, personalising learning..... students teaching students ...we NEED more.
Schools need to get down to learning , teach children to embrace the ' Zone of Confusion'
We know so much more , but why do we keep on squashing so much other stuff into our day.
I've been thinking about all the new strategies I want to do with my children but instead for the most of 4 hours we will be practicing for the Fancy Dress Evening.
UDL - no
Personalising the Learning - no
Fun- not for many
Fun for me - no
Fun for my ADHD boys - no
I'm not so sure we need to all be there for so long.
Why didn't I speak up?
Let's make it a minimal practise, do what needs to be done and home to learn.