Retrieval Practice – 12 evidence-based strategies

By |February 22nd, 2019|Behaviour Tips|

By Robin Launder, For an explanation of the theory behind retrieval practice, click here. Otherwise, here are the 12 strategies. You’ll be familiar with most of them, but don’t let that familiarity fool you into thinking they’re not powerful, because they are. Very. Here’s the list:       1. Questions A particularly effective [...]

Addendum – First Day Back after Christmas

By |January 2nd, 2019|Behaviour Tips|

7. Revisit your rules At some point during your lesson, though earlier is better than later, revisit your classroom rules. The following approach works well. Shush activity Cover your rules display. Tell the students that they have two minutes to write the classroom rules down exactly as they are written on the (now covered) display. [...]

Cooperative Learning

By |February 3rd, 2015|Behaviour Tips|

Cooperative Learning is the name given to a range of teaching methods that promote learning that is structured, purposeful and, of course, cooperative. The students work on a common assignment. Assignments can range from the simple to the complex, and can include experiment-based work, design, creation of a graphic organiser, extended writing projects, problem solving, [...]