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Bad lessons — 3 Comments

  1. It is so throughly depressing that this is considered to be an education; people will say that the children are lucky to be able to attend school, and of course they are, but there is so much more to being educated than GCSE content and the ridiculous system that necessitates ‘teaching to the test’.
    A good teacher will include soft skills everyday, but with their worth also being measured by the same system (and the Progess 8) they must conform. Our state school children are being cheated.

  2. In today’s fractured society one would be suspicious of any teacher trying to impart a soft curriculum. The poor teacher is on a hiding to nothing. Every lesson would be scrutinised for bias – and there are so many options now.
    Also the approved type of softness changes quickly. What is acceptable a few years ago is not now.
    And teachers now have no experience of life outside of education.
    Attend school up to age 18, off to uni for 3 or 4, then teacher training and then injected back into school, probably to remain in the same school for decades unless they can climb to headship and thus avoid teaching all together.

  3. Sometimes “soft” teaching is only material around a topic, (I always enjoyed talking to students about Dionysius Exiguus), but there seems no place for it.

    Like the church, promotion in teaching seems to mean being moved from the work for which you trained.

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