This is one of the best posters I have seen about learning!!
Thank you Mr. Parkinson for this lovely article.
“Well that was a ***ing waste of time, as always. Why do we go through this stupid charade every year,” muttered my colleague as he slumped across his desk. He had just returned from his annual performance management meeting with ‘the boss’. That was in a private bank in the UK, circa 1986.
Whiz forward 25 years – it’s 2011 and I’m in New Delhi, India remembering that conversation as I sat through the umpteenth meeting where the leadership team of a very highly regarded group of schools wrestled with the question – could we introduce a performance management system that would be fair, viewed positively and make a positive contribution to standards of education delivery? These meetings and all the preparatory work for them went on for well over a year. We were not willing or prepared to do anything that had even the slightest risk of spoiling what…
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Here’s an interesting blog post that i came across quite some time ago, that I share here because i found it particularly intriguing;
The writer makes a number of suggestions where practices have gone on for a very long time, passed down from teachers to new teachers and carried out without question, but where there’s evidence that shows and suggests strongly that the practices really don’t work.
Perhaps the one that stood out most for me was the weekly spelling tests – consuming enormous amounts of time. As an aside, through my own learning from NLP, when he was about six i taught my son how to spell by getting visual recall pictures of words in his head. The result – he never dropped a single mark on spelling tests and barely spent any time preparing for them. But…
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