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 […]
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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 […]
As a new teacher, your 1st day with your own class is exciting, nerve-racking, and incredibly important. Here are 10 things you must know before that day.
John Hattie calls on teachers to ‘know thy impact’, but what does this mean? Discover 3 steps that will help you know the impact you have on your students.
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 […]
Today, we know quite a lot about how our emotions work. Emotionally intelligent teaching involves using this insight in intelligent ways.
Teaching fractions is critical. Yet, students often struggle to master the concept of fractions. You can help these students by using the conceptual change process. Mastery of fractions is one of the strongest predictors of success in high-school mathematics and helps in areas such as algebra. Therefore, it is vital that your students understand fractions. Common Errors Errors occur at the surface level. Common errors include: Adding (or subtracting) […]
The conceptual change process is powerful. But what does involve? And, how and when should you use it. This article outlines the 4 step process.
You may have heard about deliberate practice and the high impact it has on student achievement. But what does it involve? And should you make use of it?
As a teacher, would you like to have even more impact on your students’ learning than you do already? If so, then this article on high-impact teaching strategies is for you. Research shows that most of the teaching strategies that you use have a positive impact on students’ learning. Yet, some teaching strategies have a […]