Our students are more than just the kids that we teach. If the situation is right, often they can end up teaching us. This is a fact that Ellie Barclay, a teacher at Newport Gardens Primary School, knows from her own classroom experience. Ellie had discovered the Essential Fluencies through the book Literacy is Not Enough. “I was inspired by Lee Crockett’s book and I absolutely understood the importance of teaching students to become lifelong independent learners,” she says.
The students had begun studying animals, their features, and different habitats in Biology. What they didn’t know is they were about to be inspired to rise to a challenge that would truly show the love they have for our great planet and its colourful animal kingdom.
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