Great article! Encourage questioning – and empower teachers to allow discussion, be strong enough to listen and take on board their pupils’ thoughts and opinions and admit when they get it wrong. One of the strongest tools to gaining respect from pupils is,
“Oops, my mistake. Well done – you were right!”
It’s right to listen to teachers
When they tell a new fact to you,
But still you can keep an open mind
To consider if it’s true.
They say it is because they think it is,
But sometimes they’re mistaken.
Someone told them a long time ago
And they didn’t think to question.