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Six principles to support great teaching and learning
Andy Tharby, Durrington High School
www.reflectingenglish.wordpress....
Excellence and growth =
calculated effort + great teaching
‘… the effect of achievement on self-concept is stronger
than t...
.
Differentiation?
In-class challenge
But remember … challenge is a long-term venture
Three key principles for explanation
1. Tether them to something already known.
2. Allow for the limited capacity of the w...
Live modelling of procedures and the
thinking processes behind them
Deconstructing examples
Deliberate practice with the guidance
of a teacher.
Practice for fluency and long-term
retention.
See: Graham Nuthall, The Hidden Lives of Learners
Retrieval practice – using your memory
improves your memory
Questioning …
1. Should check for understanding – i.e. hinge
questions
2. Provoke deeper thinking.
3. Increase the ratio o...
Andy Tharby & Shaun Allison, Durrington High School
@shaun_allison
@atharby
www.reflectingenglish.wordpress.com
https://cl...
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  1. 1. Six principles to support great teaching and learning Andy Tharby, Durrington High School www.reflectingenglish.wordpress.com Images: Jason Ramasami
  2. 2. Excellence and growth = calculated effort + great teaching ‘… the effect of achievement on self-concept is stronger than the effect of self-concept on achievement’. (Muijs and Reynolds, 2011)
  3. 3. .
  4. 4. Differentiation?
  5. 5. In-class challenge
  6. 6. But remember … challenge is a long-term venture
  7. 7. Three key principles for explanation 1. Tether them to something already known. 2. Allow for the limited capacity of the working memory. 3. Aim to make the abstract, concrete.
  8. 8. Live modelling of procedures and the thinking processes behind them
  9. 9. Deconstructing examples
  10. 10. Deliberate practice with the guidance of a teacher.
  11. 11. Practice for fluency and long-term retention. See: Graham Nuthall, The Hidden Lives of Learners
  12. 12. Retrieval practice – using your memory improves your memory
  13. 13. Questioning … 1. Should check for understanding – i.e. hinge questions 2. Provoke deeper thinking. 3. Increase the ratio of participation and thinking – ‘cold calling’
  14. 14. Andy Tharby & Shaun Allison, Durrington High School @shaun_allison @atharby www.reflectingenglish.wordpress.com https://classteaching.wordpress.com/ Images: Jason Ramasami

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