A teacher’s confession

10 07 2010

It was my daughter’s last day at Junior school yesterday. She said a warm goodbye to the teacher she’d had in Year 3, who was leaving the school. She, like my wife, was brought up on the continental system of maths teaching. The teacher confided to my wife, whom she felt an affinity with because of their shared educational heritage, ‘I’m so glad I don’t have to teach maths the way we’re told to here any more. I don’t understand it at all – the only thing I understand about the way they want us to put maths across is number bonds’.




One response

16 07 2010

glad she confided…
perhaps more teachers need to do this….

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