I can’t remember the last time I ate a McDonalds burger; there’s just something about the thought of it…..
The McDonalds website hosts a video that outlines how the”patties” are manufactured. Do this video make me anymore inclined to eat a McDonalds burger? Absolutely not. What would its impact be on a McDonalds regular? I have no idea, but I don’t think it would be too positive!
Is the increasing movement towards transparency a positive one? I believe so, but there are some thing that happen that I don’t necessarily want to know the full details of. Parents want to know how their children are progressing and they should demand to know how they can improve further. Is the reporting of each and every assessment and their associated criteria necessary and beneficial? I’m not so convinced.
Interesting, whilst McDonalds show transparency in the making of the patties, they do not show the abattoirs and how the cuts of beer arrive at the factory. Perhaps that’s where the analogy for education lies and what we can learn from one of the world’s most successful marketing machines; some transparency is a good thing, but each and every last detail is not required.
Another fun quiz that can be used with any year group, although I suspect younger ones will find it rather challenging!
Inspirational teachers quiz
I’m sure that you know all of the answer, but just in case…..
Mr. Ray (John Ratzenberger) Finding Nemo
John Keating (Robin Williams) Dead Poets Society
Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot) The Chorus
LouAnne Johnson (Michelle Pfeiffer) Dangerous Minds
Ms Norbury (Tina Fey) Mean Girls
Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) Half Nelson
Dewey Finn/ Ned Schneebly (Jack Black) School of Rock
Mr Chips (Robert Donat) Goodbye Mr Chips
Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) To Sir, With Love
Henry Jones Jr (Harrison Ford) Raiders of the Lost Ark
Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) Blackboard Jungle
John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) Kindergarten Cop
Sister Mary Clarence (Whoopi Goldberg) Sister Act 2
Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz) Matilda
Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
This is the latest quiz that I have used with the students in my House – a little bit of fun for the last Tuesday of the month!
20092 February Quiz
It can be sometimes time-consuming to come up with little activities for your tutor group. Every month I set a simple 10 question quiz that Year 7-13 students do during their 15 minute tutorial. Scores are collated and prizes awarded at the end of the year. The quizzes are designed to be light-hearted and can be used with any year group.
2009 January Quiz