5 Teaching Fundamentals

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5 Teaching Fundamentals

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Originally, this was set to be five-post series, but the first two didn’t seem to bite – so I’m making things easier (better) by putting it all into one post.

The five teaching fundamentals are aspects of effective teaching that I think are absolutely essential but are often things that I find I need to suggest as areas for development.The five fundamentals are:

  1. Checking for recall and understanding
  2. Being precise about what you want to be learned
  3. Modelling multiple examples.
  4. Specifying theoutputs and timescales.
  5. Making time for practice.

1. Checking for recall and understanding

I would say that this is often one of the weakest areas of practice in teaching in relation to how important it is: checking that students know and understand what we think we have taught them.

If I tell you something or explain something to you I want to be sure that you’ve understood it now…

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