Trust in schools is absolutely essential if we want our children to thrive in the classroom.
School leaders and principals must first trust their teachers. They must understand that each teacher is different, we are all cut from a different mould and will teach according to our passions, our own experiences and our personality.
Similarly, teachers must trust that their students can handle a pedagogy based around independence, choice and experimentation. Every child learns differently, at their own pace and in a way that meets their needs.
When we have trust in our education systems, magic happens. The children are suddenly engaged under the guidance of a teacher who can teach without a critical eye looking over their shoulder.
‘It’s not what children are being taught that causes their eyes to glaze over, it’s how they’re being taught and it’s all about trust.’
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