When you spend time in a classroom some simple and obvious truths are brought home to you. People in positions of leadership have a responsibility not only to engage in a professional discussion on learning and teaching but to really ‘practice what we preach’.
By this I mean, we need to be aware of what is happening in classrooms if we are to develop the frameworks that support teachers in their work.
I had a wonderful experience last week in a Year 2 class. We were engaged using technology not as teacher to student, adult to child but as learner to learner.
I was actually more nervous than they were – “you just press this button!”
For me, several things were evident. These students had an intuitive understanding of the technology they were using, they understood their subject and there was celebration when they completed their work.
And the result? This is what good learning looks like.