Thursday, 12 May 2016


Another week punctuated by stories from the NAHT Conference and parents keeping their children at home to avoid the KS1 SATS. It makes you realise if you had forgotten that education is a passionate enterprise built on the interaction between human beings: teachers, students and parents.
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 love of learning in our young people supported by powerful assessment for learning and learning leadership we would achieve much better results.

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