Saturday 14 January 2012

Let's see Michael Gove teach this!

There are certain topics in primary teaching that can leave both us and the children floundering in a morass of mutual incomprehension. Explaining the movement of the earth around the sun and its relationship with the seasons is one - another is telling the time (analogue). I often refer to Dave Allen's sketch about this when talking to teachers about the difficulties and pitfalls of primary teaching. Always watch out for the deceptively simple topic and even worse the deceptively simple question, "Why?" particularly when being observed by Ofsted!

This sketch still makes my head start aching after a couple of minutes as I relive some similar experiences.

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