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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: Today at 04:19:16 PM »
If parents send their child to a school that is educationally above their child’s standard, they need a kicking!

And if a parent doesn’t know the standard of their child’s ability then they haven’t taken any interest in their child’s work.

It is the duty of any teacher to plan their lessons to match the abilities of all the pupils in their class. It’s done in primary school. Can’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be done in any second level school. Any child should be made to fit in any school. Up to the teaching staff and management to ensure that happens

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 31, 2020, 06:50:50 PM »
Lagan College have dropped the tests for this year as well. Good to see. Will put more pressure on those grammars who appear to be  still holding out.

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 31, 2020, 02:53:31 PM »
Was a poor effort to be honest

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 31, 2020, 09:08:23 AM »
If I’m honest, I really expected you to pick up on that much earlier.
Naw   What you thought was obvious......wasn’t

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 31, 2020, 12:35:00 AM »
I’m not saying that. Of course they do. Me saying that was in response to you saying that grammar school teachers don’t differentiate. That is a ridiculous statement and I was merely trying to show you that it’s very simple to say something of little substance which can only be backed up by anecdotal evidence like “I know a teacher...” which we all know can be taken as shite.

 Fair enough..... 

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 31, 2020, 12:23:16 AM »
Pathetic response.
You realise you lost the argument and are now attempting to be a smsrtalec to divert away from that fact.
Tell me , how can you say for certain that no primary school teacher differentiates their work. Try to answer without attempting a silly attempt at humour to deflect the topic

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 31, 2020, 12:11:12 AM »
Jimbob seemed to be making it a “I work harder than him” snorefest. We’ll go out and clap him on Wednesday nights.

 You’ve chucked in the towel Hardstation.  ;D

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:02:18 PM »
They do aye. I know a couple of primary school teachers who say they haven’t differentiated since A Level maths and wouldn’t know how to if asked.


Or at least that’s the type of self-suited anecdotal drivel that gets stuck on to the end of baseless “facts” like the ones you are producing.

So 2 teachers admit to you they don’t do their job properly.? You are either making it up or they are winding you up.
How can you say that primary school teachers don’t differentiate ?

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 30, 2020, 07:54:15 PM »
Non-grammar teachers just teach to the one “dumbed down” level too.

Primary teachers don’t differentiate either. They just teach what they have to. Those who get it go to grammar schools. Those who don’t go to non-grammars.

So all in all, a pretty straight forward process that works well in the end.

Obviously.

 Primary school teachers do differentiate each and every day for each and every pupil who require it

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 30, 2020, 07:52:48 PM »
Primary schools classes have children of all abilities in them and the teacher has to tailor his/her planning and delivery of lesson to ensure that the needs of all are met. It is hard, hard work.
Grammar schools, by selecting the best academically, avoid this heavy lifting. The teach to the class as a whole all day long with no differentiation. Much much easier

"The teach to the class as a whole all day long with no differentiation. Much much easier "

While should we choose to make teaching harder? If dividing students by academic achievement means that teachers can aim lessons at a more similar group that should make it easier for all teachers, not just grammar school teachers.


What the grammars aim to do by selection is to avoid having to deal with the pupils who need one to one attention and  pupils who learn at a slower rate than than the best academically as well as pupils from the travelling community who are not normally academically gifted. Sure let the secondary schools deal with them

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 30, 2020, 12:50:38 PM »
Too true. I saw a picture of a teacher on the Facebook and she was in a jacuzzi drinking prosecco and it was 2pm.

Saw it too. She was celebrating the news of the big bumper backdated pay and the pay rise she ll be receiving at the end of June. That and the reduction in workload.

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 30, 2020, 12:37:24 PM »
Primary schools classes have children of all abilities in them and the teacher has to tailor his/her planning and delivery of lesson to ensure that the needs of all are met. It is hard, hard work.
Grammar schools, by selecting the best academically, avoid this heavy lifting. The teach to the class as a whole all day long with no differentiation. Much much easier

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 29, 2020, 05:59:41 PM »
Will be very interesting to see how they work there entry criteria .
What happens school transport ?
If a pupil lives further than 5 miles from the school but within 2 miles of a local secondary will they still be entitled to a free bus pass now the school is no longer classified as a grammar by its own entry criteria ?
Massive can of worms that ...

Hopefully the beginning of the end of academic selection

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 29, 2020, 05:50:49 PM »
Let’s hope the pressure is exerted on those individuals who make up the Boards of Governors of the remaining grammar schools.

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: May 25, 2020, 01:39:10 AM »
Anyone any solution to eradicating weeds growing through tarmac?

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