Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Throughout my years of teaching, I have always planned my lessons diligently, drawing upon the best resources available. However, my best teaching moments often happen when I respond to student’s unexpected “what if?” or “why not?” right in the middle of my well-organised lesson plan.
I believe that the most dangerous phrase in the language is “we’ve always done it this way”. In VBest, we embrace the disorganisation in learning and always remain open to teaching moments that arrive spontaneously and unscripted. We believe that a joyful classroom should be filled with conversation, laughter, exchanging ideas with papers and worksheets everywhere. There should be lots of “turn and talk”, “think and share”, and “find it out together”.
BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, Oxford Brookes University, UK