6 Features of Excellent Explanations

How then should we teach?

My last post attempted to explain why excellent explanations are so important in teaching. In this post I will try to draw together the many brilliant things that have been said by others on the topic of explanations to try and see if there are features of this core teaching skill that cut across phases and stages of education. I’ve put the common strands of other bloggers thoughts into a table at the bottom of this post.

The ‘core message’ of this post is that the heart of good teaching is excellent explanations. It is impossible to be a good teacher without explaining learning well. As Tom Sherrington says: “On the reputational scale, there is no doubt that teachers who explain things well…accelerate the learning process for everyone through the clarity of the explanation”. So what are the features of this area of teaching practice? Here’s the six I’ve…

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