Over the past three decades, what fads do you think teachers have wasted their time doing the most?
Teachers don't need fads. What teachers need are pragmatic strategies for the classroom; ideas that work for their pupils.
This post was written in 2016 after being inundated with replies; updating it for 2019 following another flurry of opinions and again for 2021. For the purposes of the post, I have defined the following:
- Myth: Lacking in any rigorous educational research
- Hearsay: Latest buzzwords and/or policy promoted by the government.