Friday, 29 October 2010

Eric Cantona on school attendance

"when the Seagulls follow the Trawler it is because they think fish will be thrown into the sea."

When Eric Cantona mused about Seagulls and Trawlers it caused huge media interest. Nobody quite understood what he was going on about. However, I do believe that the quote has a place in education. Why do kids gather at your school? Is it because they are made to or because they want to?

If you understand that children who want to attend school will be more interested and engaged shouldn't this guide your practice? If you are worried about your attendance ask yourself why they do not want to attend. Each kid will have a reason, find out and solve the problem if you can.

Some children will have issues you cannot solve, why not be the best place for them?
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