To was great to reflect on adaptive teaching as part the INSET day today. We considered how every individual student learns differently and this is affected by a range of factors, including prior knowledge, ability and motivation. Students are very diverse and all at different rates, requiring different levels of support from teachers to succeed. […]
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Over the course of last year we began structuring our whole T&L drive towards Rosenshine’s Effective Principles of Instruction. We reworked our own teaching and learning policy in light of these principles. As part of our lesson visit programme we captured some truly brilliant practice over the course of the year, which exemplify the principles […]
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In the past few months, it’s great to see more and more colleagues using visualiers in their day-to-day practice. The benefits of using a visualiser are huge, summed up nicely by @teachertoolkit who shares: ‘Using a visualiser can transform subject-knowledge into real, evident understanding, using examples from (students/work in) the classroom. Most importantly, a visualiser […]
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This past term we’ve begun looking closely at Rosenshine’s principles of instruction (download below). Rosenshine suggests effective classroom practice involves much of the following (Sherrington, 2019*): 1. Begin a lesson with a short review of previous learning2. Present new material in small steps with student practice after each step3. Limit the amount of material students […]
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When we think about professional learning, our first thoughts might go to all those twilights, courses and INSET days that we’ve attended over the years that didn’t quite work. We’ve all had to sit through hours of training that just hasn’t quite cut it for one reason or another. Ineffective CPL encompasses much of the following: […]
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A key component of great teaching is the explicit modelling of processes so that students learn how to adapt and apply their knowledge. Here are five simple strategies that make for high-quality modelling: Model live Unpacking and demonstrating how to solve a problem is common in some subjects, but can be completely absent in others. Modelling […]
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