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 […]
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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 ..
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 […]
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.
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) […]
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 […]
In 2009, John Hattie published his landmark book Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. He soon became known as the go-to-guru for all things education. But what does it all mean for classroom teachers and school leaders? The answer, quite a lot – but you need to be careful. […]