With thanks to Nick Hart, Deputy Head at Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School in Slough, for this fascinating article on scaffolding.
In one episode of the Simpsons, Bart moves school and is immediately put into a remedial class. He joins a lesson where they are continuing their work from the previous day – the letter ‘a’. Bart’s observation is: ‘Let me get this straight. We’re going to catch up to the other kids by going slower than them?’
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