Best Practice• The teacher explicitly teaches vocabulary specific to their subject or topic.• The teacher will clearly display and verbalise in each class the lesson focus.• The Hook– Grab student attention. E.g. use visuals, props or something related to students’interests.• Prior Knowledge (Getting Knowledge Ready – Munro) When beginning a unit, or a lesson(where applicable) tie into what the students already know. Use questioning techniques todraw out class, group or individual knowledge.• Review -At the end of the lesson the teacher should refer back to the learning focus andhave students reflect on what they have learnt.
•The teacher will clearly display andverbalise in each class the lesson focus.Note:Learning FocusLearning IntentionLearning Goalsare all really synonyms and mean the same thing; itdepends on the literature you are reading
When setting intentions, it isimportant that there is a cleardistinction between whatstudents will do in the lessonand what they will learn.
The learning intention (or focus) for alesson or series of lessons is a statementwhich describes clearly what the teacherwants the students toknowunderstand; andbe able to doas a result of the learning and teachingactivities.http://www.assessmentforlearning.edu.au/professional_learning/modules/learning_intentions/learning_intentions_landing_page.html
Activity 1Select 2 general statements and turn them into a learningintention/focus/goal.Science general statement: Understanding photosynthesisLearning Intention: Students will be able to describe how photosynthesis functionsin terms of plant respiration, nutrition, and growth, and will be able to identifyfactors that support or inhibit photosynthesis.http://www.marzanoresearch.com/documents/reproducibles/designing_teaching/exercise_2.3_answers.pdfhttp://www.marzanoresearch.com/reproducibles/designing_teaching.aspxNow share your intention with another personLook at ‘answers’http://www.marzanoresearch.com/documents/reproducibles/designing_teaching/exercise_2.3_answers.pdf
A learning intention/focus may stretch across a series oflessons.The learning intention/focus could be general - and thesuccess criteria specific.Eg.Learning Focus: Students will be able to write a persuasiveessay.Success Criteria: I can write an introduction, I can write aparagraphThe learning focus needs to be in student friendly languageappropriate to the year level. Some of the examples from theMarzarno site appear to be worded for teachers not students.
SharingPlease post your learning intentions on padlethttp://padlet.com/wall/g5tk9knuam