Session 362: Common Sense in Education

Thursday 13th July 2017

Being a teacher demands a lot of common sense. You are working with students who can throw a plethora of challenges your way, and you need to use your professional good sense and sound judgement in practical matters on a daily basis.

There are some practices, policies or people who, within education, seem to lack any fragment of common sense. Banging your head against the wall appears to be the only option sometimes. Yet battling against the system in the hope of seeing common sense prevail can appear to be fruitless. At the end of the day, you can only hope that common sense will win, but 9 times out of 10, it won’t.

For this #UKEdChat session (following on from the online poll), we will explore situations within education that appear to have no evident common sense.

It might be bureaucratic paper-work practices; crazy policy decisions that impact on your daily work; or even a colleague who thinks they are sticking rigidly to the rules without stopping and thinking whether their behaviour lacks any resemblance of common sense.

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