How we can turn the tide of disparity

When students question the point of lessons, show them that every small piece of learning adds up to so much more, writes Eòghann MacLeòid

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Sir, why are we daein’ this?” As teachers, we must try to answer every question that is asked of us by our pupils. Questions asked in good faith and in bad. Insightful questions, banal questions, questions asked with a glint in the eye and questions asked with brows furrowed.

This particular question – “Why are we daein’ this?” – was asked of me at various stages throughout my probation year, and it is the one I have most struggled to provide a cogent and succinct answer to. It’s the question I’ve taken home with me most often; the question that’s come back to me again and again, whether I’m ...

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