Using the networking I talked about in my last blog, Ive started to get some interesting research on where to go next. This survey, targeted specifically at teachers is currently being distributed around twitter, facebook and TES amongst other niche communities. Here are the results I’ve had so far and some comments which stood out.
“It’s often hard to find the school’s own PSHE resources – I’d have to search the internet for resources, but it’s hard to know what’s reliable.”
Do you consider PSHE to be an important part of a students education?
“Absolutely, we want to produce kind and caring individuals who treat others with respect and know how to face the challenges that they will face in the future.”
I’ve previously come across a lot of worksheets…. the kids get bored, the teachers get bored, PSHE becomes sidelined.
we need to incorporate life skills i.e money understanding, first aid.
An element of where pupils could get involved would be relevant.
I feel this is an outdated approach
If used appropriately the IWBs can help to engage children with visual, active and auditory stimulus – however, they can also be used for dull powerpoints.
The only issue with these can be monitoring the conversations/content within these worlds – Teachers aware of the risks of cyber bullying may avoid the use of this when pupils are able to type freely to one another.
At the end of the survey I have a place for teachers to stay in contact throughout the rest of this research, As although I have had some noteworthy feedback such as the overwhelming approval of modern resources the respondents may feel more obliged to answer in a certain way with such a technique.