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The Smart Way to Teach Tables

May 2, 2018 4:15 pm Published by

As a fairly firm traditionalist I rejoice in today’s acceptance, albeit grudgingly, that old methods do work. One of the most disturbing elements in the classroom over the past 50 years has been the arrangement of tables. In most cases up to ten children are sitting with their backs to the teacher. No eye contact and scant attention to a lesson unless the child opts to physically move his chair and tune in. Recent studies have proved that formal rows, with chalk and talk front of class teaching, produces formidably excellent results and is favoured by many successful schools. What is more these schools, frequently with a policy of strict discipline, can provide a quiet and structured atmosphere. This both...