Am I Naïve?

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller Recently I had a very passionate (very respectful and professional) debate with some of my colleagues about whether or not the very lowest ability groups of students could ever pass the GCSE maths exams.Each of us broughtContinue reading “Am I Naïve?”

Teaching Low-Ability Students

“Maths is fun when you are learning!” Fatima (one of my bottom-set students) If you are anything like me, you would never raise your hand excitedly to teach a group of bottom set students / low-ability students! In fact, if it was a matter of choice in a department meeting, this would be your cueContinue reading “Teaching Low-Ability Students”