Such as this little bit from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers annual conference in England.

Too often pupils and parents expected lessons to be “all singing, all dancing” when the reality was that some learning could be tedious and hard work. Zoe Fail, a mathematics teacher, thinks that children are not bored enough because their lives are over-stimulated.

“Being bored encourages thinking skills and imaginative play,” she said. “I remember being bored but I am not bored now because I know how to deal with it.”

There must be something between total boredom and “all-singing all-dancing” lessons.

I hope these people are just kidding. However, the really interesting part of this story is that the Association primarily represents teachers in independent (private) schools.

teachers, England, boredom