Types of cloud

I’m just realising that I’m somewhat of a radical traditionalist, I’m becoming a little distressed by the movement from one extreme, transmission learning, to another, skills development with no knowledge. Surely there is a balance.

Skills development, yes, but underpinned by the knowledge and pedagogical science of subject based specialists.

I worry about parents asking their child, ‘what did you learn today?’, only for them to struggle to reply.

As a result, my radical traditional approach makes me want students to know more, not less. So cloud learning for year 9, anyone who doubts this, should listen to the cries of stratus clouds during my duty at break on Friday.

Economic utility this is not… but I think it’s beautiful.

Cloud spotting test coming up…

Thanks to Flickr users- please see the end slide.

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4 Comments

  1. Liz Smith
    Posted November 29, 2008 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Spent most of the day lying on the floor updating a weather and climate sow. Great timing Tony. I agree with you. Thanks!

  2. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted November 30, 2008 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Nice position… at least someone agrees…

  3. Ruth
    Posted November 30, 2008 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Really like the ppp. Does the job very well. I was planning to do one of clouds myself. There must be something in the air… no pun intended.

  4. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted December 1, 2008 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Just beat you too it, should save you some time though 🙂

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