The thing that has struck me about the Year 7 Rainbow packs activity is that kids are crying out to be creative. Unfortunately concept of assessment in schools tends to kill creativity. Parents want to see tools of measurement not product (observation from 15 years of teaching).
I came across this TED talk, and thought I would share. If you don't know the TED talks, then please check them out.
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Does deep reading matter? - When I talk to my students about how much they read, they say "all the time". They read Facebook, twitter, tumbler, blogs, online newspapers. [source] In ...
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