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Jan emphasising the importance of talking to teachers, getting feedback and addressing issues that are important to them. How are we doing on this?
Talking to the “teacher reflection groups” works very well, I think. That way we know if the activities, tools, texts,… we produce are clear and useful.
It can also work the other way around: when we started working on the core skills book, we sat down with a few teachers and asked what they would find useful for the book. Based on those ideas we made a little survey for our whole teacherpopulation in the school. This gives a good idea of what content would be interesting. I think that getting teachers involved in as many steps of the creating proces of the books is indeed very important.
I think Katleen is absolutely right – my ideas for the primary book (and I am NOT a primary teacher!) changed totally after getting feedback from primary teachers! Please let us know how you are getting on with your teachers and the sort of things they are saying.