Playing truant

5th June 2009 at 01:00

I read with interest the article in the TES Magazine "Chained to your desk, seriously" (May 29) and the suggestion that the Study Ball gadget can be used to monitor students' time spent at their desk. It described how it could reduce the work-avoidance tactics of leaving to watch TV or retrieve food.

May I suggest it could as easily be used by teachers and leadership teams? Many times over this half term such a gadget would have kept me at my desk to concentrate on lesson planning, preparation for a school improvement partner's visit, diploma development and other joys. Instead, I was free to weed the garden path, raid the fridge, watch swallows and much more.

Hilary Winter, Headteacher, The Piggott School, Reading, Berkshire.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now