Homework is the bane of many people’s lives. Teachers hate setting it, let alone marking it Students hate doing it Parents hate ensuring it done (and trying to work out what it is that the teacher really wants) So why do we bother? Let’s have a look. Homework or No Homework Most schools require teachers […]
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Checking for understanding is an essential aspect of teaching. You need to check that your students have understood what you taught them. It’s how you know what to do next. However, if you are like most teachers, your time is already stretched thin, and you don’t want to be creating even more mountains of marking […]
Peer tutoring provides all teachers with a potentially powerful way to offer much-needed help to struggling students. But only if you do it right. Learn ..
There are a lot of elaborate theories and vogue words that try to describe what good teaching entails. Sadly, some of them have little, if any grounding in evidence at all. Others do, but they are difficult to carry out and their effects are small. A teacher has limited time, and this makes your time a valuable commodity. When you choose […]
The way you go about organising & structuring your teaching affects how well your students behave. In this article, you will find 5 critical tactics you can
The behaviour management strategies you use affect your students’ success and your own sanity. So which ones work best? Discover 10 proven and practical strategies to use in your classroom.
I came across Dr Bill Rogers‘ work on behaviour management early in my career. I started working in some really tough schools. In some ways, it was lucky, because it made the rest of my career less challenging and prepared me for my very first principal’s role in 1995 (teaching principal), at a school with […]
Research shows that enriching students’ vocabulary improves their reading comprehension. This is especially the case when: You teach challenging words contained in a text Students then read the text with those targeted words I surveyed 300 teachers about how they help students to improve their vocabulary. 248 teachers how they help students improve their vocabulary. Sadly, 94% […]
Students learn best when you present information in multimodal ways. This is because we find it easier to learn through a combination of words and visuals. We call this the modality effect. What Are Visuals? A visual is simply a diagram or image that you create to get your point across. They come in many forms, and they may […]
The I Do, We Do, You Do model is a popular and potent way to implement the fourth and fifth steps in achieving teacher clarity. And it is even more powerful when coupled with giving students feedback. I Do In a nutshell, the I Do phase of a lesson involves you telling students what […]