Category Archives: Teaching sequence

Teaching sequence for developing independence Stage 4: Practise

What does practice make? Well, it turns out that my mum was wrong. Doug Lemov points out in Practice Perfect that practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent. What we practise we

Teaching sequence for developing independence Stage 3: Scaffold

So, you’ve explained the new concepts and ideas students will need to know, deconstructed examples so that they know how to use these concepts in practice and you’ve modelled the process of

Teaching sequence for developing independence Stage 2: Model

Over the past few years I’ve thought a lot about how and what we should teach. My journey has been long and painful. I used to evangelically promote the teaching of transferable

Teaching sequence for developing independence Stage 1: Explain

“Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better but the frog dies in the process.” EB White There are some definite pit falls to avoid in explaining things

Great teaching happens in cycles – the teaching sequence for developing independence

Last year I wrote a post called The Anatomy of an Outstanding Lesson, which has become by far my most viewed post with almost 10,000 page views. Clearly teachers are hungry for this kind

Independence vs independent learning

Last weekend #SLTchat was on fostering students’ independence. As you’d expect, there were lots of great suggestions shared, as well as some not so great ideas. One comment I tweeted in response

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