The Learning Renaissance

The Problem in Learning is You…

Look at yourself, not your students when it's not working. - Jon Tait

I once worked with a Head of Mathematics who frequently stormed into the staff room declaring his students to be thick. I remember one occasion when he said that he had explained a concept three times to them and they still didn’t get it! I thought of him when I saw this image.

The same teacher used to describe himself to parents as a Mathematician.  He wasn’t a mathematician any more than I was a historian. Had he been a mathematician he would have been researching in a university. He wasn’t, he was teaching in a rural school. He was “a teacher of mathematics” and like all teachers, his effectiveness hinged on his communication skills and creativity.



About educationalist04

Dazed and confused much of the time but convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans.

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