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Raising standards interview question

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by mrswindows54, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. I have been given a topic of pupil engagement and raising standards to discuss during an primary teacher interview.

    I have thought of

    Assessment and tracking.
    Developing a curriculum around children's needs.
    Effective use of of TAs.

    Anyone got any other ideas?

  2. Tailoring learning to individual styles (Trevor Hawes stuff is good here).
    Enjoyment and relevance. Children learn more when their learning is relevant. In some schools learning is so disjointed that it doesn't make sense to children. It needs to build on and work with their exoperiences and for some children this may be quite limited so you have to proide those experiences - e,g, going out and running through leaves, listening and writing down words and playing in them before even attempting to write a poem about it. Also joined up learning - using science maths and ICT in ivestigations so that the data handling makes sense.
    Added to enjoyment, you need to create an enotional attachment to the learning. If children connect emotionallt they remember more and this helps raise standards too.
  3. That point about giving experiences to the children before working on topics is a good one! The school where the interview is, is the type where these children sorely lack these life enriching experiences.


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