Something that many educators take away from their first few years of teaching is the difference between pupils’ learning and how to get quantifiable results – a well-performing pupil is not always a pupil who has learned, and a pupil who has learned does not always get good results.
It could be argued that learning is flexible, durable, and invisible; however the outcomes are not always immediately apparent. Whereas teaching so your pupils can get good results can be short term and somewhat inflexible, yet quantifiable.
Therefore, as Ofsted and assessments require tangible proof of learning, measured performance is all that one can offer – even though there is minimal comparison between the two.
However, it is the critical thinking that is developed through learning which will better prepare pupils for the more advanced concepts to come and which will also support them in their assessments if a curve ball is thrown in, which it often is.
It is for this reason that we have produced Brilliant Activities to Stimulate Creative Thinking – a book containing over 150 creative challenges that will provide mental stimulation for your pupils, developing their higher level thinking skills and their ability to think outside the box.
These 10-15 minute activities are ideal for PSHE lessons, and, as they require minimal preparation, they are also ideal for first thing in the morning to fire-up your class, to engage fast finishers, or for homework. There are no correct answers and any input is valued.
You will notice that the more activities that your pupils complete, the more they will subconsciously engage with their school work using this critical thinking approach, and so their overall confidence and self-esteem in lessons will improve.
You can order the Brilliant Activities to Stimulate Creative Thinking resource by Brilliant Publications in a variety of ways, including:
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