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Whydowedoitthisway?Well,it'sgoodprimarypractice,isn'tit? Wedon'tadopttheold-fashionedmethodofkeeping[thecurriculum]in littleboxes.It'sunnatural-childrendon'tseetheworldthatway,sowhy shouldweimposeouradultviewsonthem? Weapplyallthebasicprinciplesofgoodpracticehere-astimulating environmentwithhighqualitydisplayandplentyofmaterialforfirsthand exploration;aflexibledayinwhichchildrencanmovefreelyfromone activitytothenextwithouttheartificialbarriersofsubjects;plentyof individualandgroupwork. Wedon'tbelieveinteachinghere.Thejoboftheteacheristocreatethe environmentinwhichchildrencanfindthingsoutforthemselves,notto tellthemwhattheyshouldknow. Thesuccessfulcandidatewillbefamiliarwithgoodprimarypractice.A beliefinachild-centredapproachisessential. PlowdenisstillmyBible,whateverthegovernmentoranyairy-fairyacademicssay.Theyarenotthepractitioners-Iam! Ihaveterribleproblemsplanning,becausewe'reallsupposedtousetopic websandshowthemtothehead,andI'mnotverygoodatthem,and findthemimpossibletouse,especiallyasnowIhavetoaddalltheattainmenttargets.SowhatIdoisatopicwebtosatisfythehead,andmyown planningforme. WhenIgointooneofmyclassroomsIdon'texpecttoseeallmychildrensittingdown.Iexpectmovement.Iexpectthemtobebusy.Aquiet classroomisadullclassroom. Ifyoudon'thavedrapesandtriplemounting,youwon'tgetonhere.