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.

 

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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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