Why not teach to the Test…

When I graduated from my Bachelor of Social Work and knew that profession wasn’t for me a natural leap was into teaching as the four years of communication skills and relating to people would make me a perfect candidate for a teacher…right?!

I’ve always taught my students first, rather than the curriculum from the very moment I entered my first classroom. And project based learning again is what I did from the get-go as well. And this was almost 20 years ago. I cannot imagine teaching any other way.

This article is a great summary of why teaching to the standardized tests and having subject specific classes is NOT the way to go! While that is our system, Tutoring With A Twist​ is here to fill in the other gaps!

“We really need a rethinking of education and a redesigning of our system, so it prepares our children for the future with the skills that are needed for today and tomorrow. For education to promote character, resilience and communication skills, rather than just pushing children through ‘exam factories’ or teaching to the standard tests.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-schools-subjects-are-out-and-topics-are-in-as-country-reforms-its-education-system-10123911.html