Back to basics

I believe that we need to take a move back to basics when it comes to our childrens education - particularly in primary schools.  Our younger children should not be expected to understand what the learning outcome is before they start on a particular task, and should be spending time enjoying the task and feeling fulfilled once it is completed.  They should not be made to reflect constantly on their "learning journey" and on "how they could do better".  Its not natural for children to think this way and they are too young for this in primary school.  That, to me is the teachers job and they are the only ones professionally qualified to make those judgements.

Teachers should have to spend less time demonstrating their conformance with the curriculum every single day, and spend more time with the children teaching them.

I also wholeheartedly support the ideas that teachers should be given more support staff - whether its specialised teachers or PSA's. 

 

Why the contribution is important

I think it will make school more fun for the children and give the teachers more time to actually teach.  The children themselves will not feel that they are not good enough and will focus more on the positive results than the bits that they can't do.  Which is a happy and healthy place for a child to be.

There will be less pressure on teachers, giving them back the pleasure and reward of teaching.

by tba6ph on November 30, 2016 at 12:48PM

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  • Posted by Gill2010 December 01, 2016 at 22:34

    Agree there is too much pressure on our children.Homework instructions are too complicated for them as too much information and not child friendly.Too much homework is given aswell.Children need more time to have fun and not have so much expected.Homework impacts too much on family time
  • Posted by Dom December 03, 2016 at 16:34

    Well, that probably differs from school to school - our school gives hardly any homework!
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