Showing Excellence

Class Teaching

excellence ahead2A few months ago at an INSET day, having just read Ron Berger’s‘An Ethic of Excellence’, I spoke to the staff about the importance of the fifth point on the image above – the importance of showing students examples of excellent work.  This raises their aspirations and shows them the standard they should be aiming for.  At the time I used Steve Bloomer’s art/textiles classroom as an example:


To be fair, I could have used any of our art teachers to show this, but I had a photo of Steve’s room.  The art department consistently achieve fantastic outcomes for our students and all of their classrooms have an incredible array of excellent work on display, as can be seen in this photo.  I am convinced that the two are very strongly connected.  When students enter this room, they are immersed in excellence and so cannot help but be…

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