‘Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s’. What does that phrase mean to you?
As teachers in the classroom, we always aim for our students to achieve their potential and to do the best that they can do but in reality, how do we actually get them to do this?
Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s is my secret for success.
If we always insist that our learners demonstrate correct use of appropriate terminology and methodology right from the start of year 7, very quickly the language of our subject will become embedded. It is vital that we don’t allow the use of vagueries within our teaching or more importantly in student’s work. The expectation of every student to use correct key words all the time should remain the same at whatever stage the student is at. Perfectionism (dotting the i’s) and completeness (crossing the t’s) is key.