What teachers and pupils say

24th September 2004 at 01:00
One P6 teacher said her class are now "better thinkers" and that she is "beginning to use wait time without thinking". She adds: "The rewards are huge from this."

Her P7 colleague said the project has led her to reflect on her teaching, while the S1 science teacher found she was able to work "at a very high level" doing some work that would "normally be done in S3". Like others, it has forced her to consider her teaching style.

In the English department, one pupil liked the traffic light system because it let her show "what I understand, instead of just saying I do when I don't". Another said: "If you're not sure if your answer is right... it's easier to discuss with a friend first."

Another pupil said: "If the teacher explains and you don't understand, your friends may explain it easier."

Secondary pupils also found no difficulties with the traffic lights system.

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