This is heartbreaking! Students who complete tasks which have no meaning for them and or complete assignments just to hand up so the teacher can obtain a grade, these tasks have no relevance for students. Recently I attended the Future Schools Australia Conference and the key message I perceived from both Sr Kennith Robinson and Dr Gary Stager was, with such an overloaded curriculum, teach what you have to teach in order to tick the boxes and then teach the real stuff!
As an educator you are in charge of your class, you have to teach what you are told (ie the Australian Curriculum) but how you deliver the curriculum is your choice. Differentiate your teaching so that it caters for all of your students. It isn’t easy to do to start off with, but when you nail it, both you and your students will enjoy the learning!
So how do you do this? If people show interest in this topic by replying, I’ll blog suggestions 🙂
I know I have posted this video before, I’ve watched Rita Pierson many times but her message needs to get through. Sadly, I don’t think it is 🙁