17 Jul '14

News What's the best way to inspire a pupil? | Panel

One headteacher's letter to her pupils has gone viral, but it's not without its critics. We asked teachers, psychologists and commentators the best way to motivate childrenA Lancashire headteacher, Rachel Tomlinson, has been praised and criticised for a letter to students enclosing their KS2 results. Borrowing from a US blog, she wrote that grades didn't count for everything, and, referring to examiners, said:"They do not know that you can be trustworthy, kind or thoughtful, and that you try, every day, to be your very best the scores you get will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything. So enjoy your results and be very proud of these but remember there are many ways of being smart." Continue reading...

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