Building an excellent lesson

Teaching it Real

One of the many things I love about my school is that they are giving more CPD time to departments. Before we start the term 6 frenzy of lesson planning, I wanted to spend some time exploring what we felt would make an excellent lesson and to record our ideas so that we could explore how they changed over the year.

We started with Prof. Rob Coe’s point on poor proxies for learning and the problem with not being able to see learning taking place and the need, therefore, to have a clear idea about what methods or components of a lesson would be effective. We have to base these ideas on what works for pupil progress over time and not on observation.

Dawn Cox (@MissDCox) shared an example of something she had found and used with her own department and I based our activity on that. I drew up…

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