Hearing the ‘Voice’
I really enjoy reading John Spencer’s posts. They are varied in topic, often centring around education and his children but invariably they make me stop and think. This latest one ‘Go Read a Blog’ is no exception.If Twitter is a crowded cocktail party and my Google Reader is a potluck, spending some time actually reading a few blogs felt a bit like hanging out by a campfire.
The reason I’m sharing it here is that it got me wondering about our classrooms that are more and more being geared to testing and results. I wonder, do we sometimes not ‘read’ the answers our pupils give us? Are we pleased to hear the correct response without making sure there is understanding behind it? Do we hear the pupil voice in our work?