Is all that teaching getting in the way of learning?

All that teaching - getting in the way of learning!In our school, one brave teacher allowed himself to be filmed – on viewing the lesson we noticed how much time was taken with delivery from the teacher and how little interaction there was between the learners.   So much of what the learners were doing was stil locked into the ‘passive recipient’ mode.   Sometimes we need to see ourselves in action and reflect on our practice to get a clear picture of the diet we are serving up in the classroom.   The balance has to be right, it varies according to what you are doing but we must be conscious of the dangers of allowing too much teaching to get in the way of real, active learning


About smichael920

Headteacher of a large primary school in North West England. Helping me to blur the distinction between work and home, I am also father of five, covering most phases of education thus giving me the lowdown from within and without. Education is about enjoying today and preparing for tomorrow. This can't be done using the tools of the past. View all posts by smichael920

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