Jon Severs

Engaging lesson plans require compromise

The argument over the best way to engage children in learning continues to rage – but the choice is not as binary in practice, writes the Tes editor

financial education teaching styles

I quite like maths. I recognise the necessity of money. And I get a kick out of learning new things. You might think these elements would combine to make me pretty good at learning about finance.

You would be wrong. I have tried so many times to be a proper adult and deal with the financial segments of my life, but I just can’t do it. My mind drifts, efforts to keep me on task fail, the words become a murky pool of miscomprehension.

Some may argue that a teacher well versed in direct instruction would be crucial here: they would, through carefully chosen examples and non-examples ...

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