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Discussion in 'Personal' started by bizent, May 10, 2011.
Yes and yes!
Alas, they are such an effective team they are rarely noticed around the school
Children need to have down days like this from time to time- admittedly not just abandonning teaching and watching DVD's, but opportunities to do less demanding tasks, especially since what we are required to teach now requires them to learn something new and remember it every hour of every school day. I wonder if we were learning something totally new- to speak Mandarin for example- could we keep up the pace we require them to? Good teaching needs a balance of exposure and consolidation for the learning to become embedded.
I do not condone your colleague's actions, but the reality is it probably did'nt do the children any harm and maybe gave a few brains a bit of breathing space.