The Learning Renaissance

The Revolution That’s Changing the Way Your Child is Taught | The Guardian

A thought-provoking view of the role of the teacher in the modern classroom. Thanks to Phil Rooke for drawing this article to our attention. I suppose the question is… are we facing a renaissance or a revolution?

Doug Lemov passes on his classroom tips to a workshop of newly qualified teachers, at Walworth Academy, London. Photograph: Graham Turner

Doug Lemov passes on his classroom tips to a workshop of newly qualified teachers, at Walworth Academy, London. Photograph: Graham Turner

The evidence suggests that a child at a bad school taught by a good teacher is better off than one with a bad teacher at a good school. The benefits of having been in the class of a good teacher cascade down the years; the same is true of the penalty for having had a bad teacher. Such effects do not fall evenly upon the population: the children who gain most from good teachers are those from disadvantaged homes in which parental time, money and books are in short supply. Being in the classroom of a great teacher is the best hope these children have of catching up with their more fortunate peers.

Read more on The Guardian website: The Revolution That’s Changing the Way Your Child is Taught | The Guardian

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