A child’s education is too important to be messed about by people like these.
Schoolchildren who spend lessons watching DVDs, designing posters and doing “group work” are not being taught properly, the Government’s behaviour czar has warned.
Tom Bennett, the Department for Education’s discipline expert, said some teachers fill lessons with pointless activities that keep children busy but do not constitute proper teaching.
He singled out role-playing, asking children what they thought about a subject and asking them to put themselves into a famous person’s shoes.
Teachers who fill lessons with such activities are wasting pupils’ time and “lighting cigars with fivers made out of children’s opportunities,” he said.
Asking children to design posters in class is not teaching, warns education czar