DEEP DIVING OR FROG HOPPING

THOUGHTS FOR PRESERVICE AND BEGINNING TEACHERS (38)

The myriad of educational initiatives constantly coming at us, means schools could always be in a state of flux. We are constantly urged to try this, that and the other idea, meaning there can be little time to settle on an agenda.

Organisations deserve predictability and steady state. Schools also need to be places where deep learning is offered.

Rapid movement from one idea to the next to the next means there is little time for stabilising the agenda. Rather than deep learning, schools become like unto a frog hopping form lilly pad to lilly pad to lilly pad. One slip and the frog is dunked.

In the same way, schools can become places of instability. Students and teachers need both predictability and surety.

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