Heh, no, not literally! They get a modified version (what does that F stand for anyway?
At 11 they still need their hands holding, but even at this early age I start to get them to look
for the answers to their questions rather than relying on the teacher being there to help them (by supplying answers) all the time. It's a technique that seems to be working, as those at 12/13 years old are now more able to find the answers themselves. The empowerment to take a part in the path their own learning is taking gives them loads of confidence and they build on this to make progress as a result. It's about "learning to learn" IMO
, and the skills they develop are transferable to all areas of learning. Moodle has facilitated this enormously, as pupils who have used the system will now search for their own answers in an ever-increasing "circle of uncertainty", using wider and wider resources until they find an appropriate solution. It's early days yet but there are some good results appearing.
Thanks for your concern for my tender pupils though Williams!