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inspiring problem-solving through frustration (not enough resources)

Discussion in 'Primary' started by dramateachingdotcom, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. As teachers we are often pre-occupied with making sure children have all the resources they need to hand. The speech at http://dramateaching.com/speechtoun.mp3<font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> was provoked through frustration. We inspired problem-solving by not giving them enough resources. We gave the children some 'building materials', but not enough. When they ran out they got frustrated and upset. They questioned us as teachers/practitioners but we didn't give them any help/solutions. We kept silent and allowed them to get frustrated enough to problem solve with each other. This led them to write the speech with clear purpose and context.</font>
    I've uploaded this lesson to TES and it can be viewed at http://www.dramateaching.com/rainforest_rescuers.doc
    I'm looking for other examples where lack of resources have inspired attainment. Please send examples to simon 'at' dramateaching.com . I would like to collect examples and share them with the TES community.
  2. With the greatest of respect, why do you assume we are too thick/lazy/incapable of uploading them ourselves to the TES resources section?
    I smell a furry toothy thing...
  3. I don't think such things. I wanted to collect examples to share in a blog (all in one place)
  4. Whereas the TES resources section isn't in one place because...........?

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