TOUCH TYPING

I wish I had learned to touch type.

Keyboard skills are so valueable now.

I think it is time touch typing was considered to be an essential learning skill and included on the National Curriculum for primary schools.

Another essential learning skill that should be taught is how to ask questions. That sounds daft, I know , but children are not given sufficient opportunities to ask questions.

Research continues to show that the avereage number of questions asked in a school year per pupil is one a month!

Question asking is important in so many ways, towards independent learning, critical and creative thinking, to name three.

One of the most exciting developments in education
in recent years, I believe, is Philosophy with Children,(also found under P4C, or SAPERE, or Lipman)
See Youtube to see it working in the classroom.
There you see children thinking and turning facts into questions, in an atmosphere that values each question.
It's brilliant!

As you saw from the touch typing blog post - I wish I'd learnt too!

Why not post the youtube videos to your scrapbook, I think it is really valuable content to share with other users.


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