Tuesday Tip - Aim for Functional Understanding, Not Perfection

TT - Aim for Functional Understanding, Not Perfection

In today's Tuesday Tip, I discuss function over perfection.

Video Transcript

Hi everyone. It's Tuesday and here's my tip. The goal of word study in the primary school is not to teach a full linguistics course to our students or to teach them every single thing about every word. It is to help them have a functional understanding of how words work so that they can use this knowledge later in their own work.

So when you're deciding how deep do I go in the explanation here? How much do I have to know in order to teach this? Just remember that the goal is function, not perfection.

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