Thursday, 29 October 2015
FOLLOW YOUR PASSION!
We know that we can't make anyone learn; learners, teachers, headteachers and schools have to be active in their own learning and unless they come to understand their own strengths and weaknesses, and how they might deal with them, they will never make progress. The things that stop us learning are not cognitive. It's not that we can't learn; it's that we don't want to learn. If we invested a fraction of the energy and resources we spend on transmitting information in developing instead a passion for learning in our young people supported by powerful assessment for learning and learning leadership we would achieve much better results. If our accountability measures fail to engage and involve learners, teachers and headteachers we risk undermining their motivation, ownership and sense of responsibility. The chances that we will be successful in driving up standards and outcomes are much greater if we trust each other and create a culture where passion matters.