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An interesting idea, but – and I may just be a cynic – wouldn’t the kids get bored and just start using the desks-on-wheels as bumper cars? And don’t moveable desks give disruptive pupils more freedom to disrupt, as well as teachers more freedom to teach? And doesn’t constant group work mean that everybody must move at the same pace, with the brightest getting bored and the slower pupils getting left behind?
I’m all for modern new teaching ideas, and if this one is working then we should go for it. But I’ll be more interested in how it’s all working out after the novelty has worn off.