My latest LKMCo Blog is a different affair to usual. Instead of hard-hitting policy I opted this week for a more inspirational tale. Teachers should always be encouraged to think about reform and ensure our voices are heard in the political process, but we also face students in our classrooms everyday who need our attention. In the last few weeks I have tried to think about what matters to them, day-in and day-out, even as the policy agenda ticks overs – what is it that helps them learn?
This particular blog tells the tale of an afternoon when my Dad visited the school and what it taught me about the value of bringing the people I know outside of school into my classroom so they can share their experience with the children I see each day. After all, my friends and family have contributed to the person who I became today – why can’t they do that for my students too?
Blog can be found here: http://bit.ly/xRihIF