What a refreshing article! From more measured teacher talk to giving students more time for deep work, Jamie Thom tells a story about his own experience of ‘challenging the cult of speed’. What is effective teaching, anyway? Does it have to be full of ebullient energy, fast-paced, with a timer buzzing? “When we fly through our weeks at speed and in autopilot, we miss all the wonderful things that happen around us.” Hmm, one difference you can see in post-Delta teaching is exactly that: the teachers don’t flick through handouts at a neck-breaking speed anymore!