An English charter school chain, Inspiration Trust, went to visit Core Knowledge in the USA and are very clearly thrilled with what they see.
What I see is kids taught by “drill and kill” methods – GroupThink at its worst. 157 more words
(mechanical, repetitive and involving straight white males in the only roles of significance – it’s just like the Transformers movies!)
By ‘mechanical’, I’m referring to doing things that are intense repetitive, rather than ‘creative’ work which can be done from the comfort of a beanbag under the influence of some slightly illegal narcotics. 400 more words
A question I have been pondering this week. Inspired by a colleague in a previous school and frustrated by the poor recall skills of Year 7 (our only year group) in their most recent assessment, I decided to see whether rote learning could help in any way. 590 more words