Roald Dahl concluded his children’s novel – Danny the Champion of the World – by telling us that what children want, and deserve, are parents who are sparky. I’d suggest that Dahl’s decree could be extended to another group of people who have the ability to shape the lives of today’s youth – teachers. When one thinks back to their favourite teacher, sparky would likely be among the adjectives used to describe them.
Which brings me to this clip I came across the other day. An obviously creative and talented educator who delivers the hook to this lesson perfectly. If we teachers find this inspirational, imagine the effect on the students. Sparky indeed!