The anatomy of a lesson

Teaching it Real

This post comes with the usual caveats that it is based on my own experiences of teaching and learning which come almost entirely from an 11-18 context and usually in Geography – although I have always leapt at the chance to see other subjects in actions.

That said – what makes up the anatomy of a lesson?

It was a post by Dawn Cox which started me thinking about this idea (For teaching to be effective you need to do this…). Every lesson is of course different but is there a certain structure that every lesson has, or should have, that holds it all together? What is the internal working of successful learning.

The first thing to consider is just what constitutes a lesson. We typically talk about a “lesson” being defined by a period of time – the 60 minutes that the class spend with us. In…

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