The Daily Express is reporting that a secondary school has banned pupils from raising their hands in class.
The practice of pupils’ raising their hands when they want to answer a question was described as an “age old practice” by the school, which will now force pupils to adopt a new ways of engaging with class discussions.
The Samworth Church Academy in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, claimed the traditional system was outdated and the same children answered questions.Ironically, the school’s logo shows two figures with their hands in the air – despite pupils being banned from doing the same.
In a letter to parents, principal Barry Found wrote: “We have taken the decision at the academy to dispense with the age old ‘hands up to answer a question’ practice.
“We find that the same hands are going up and as such the teaching does not challenge and support the learning of all.”
Do you agree with this secondary school’s new policy? Is this something you would implement in your school or classroom? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or via Twitter. ~ Meena
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