A common lesson format. A structure, not a straitjacket.


A common lesson format. A structure, not a straitjacket…


In my previous school we devised a common format for lessons through staff discussion. The aim was to support the process of embedding certain behaviour routines and expectations and, perhaps more crucially, some pedagogical practices.  This week a Headteacher told me they had borrowed the idea so I thought I would share it again.  This time I have updated it with reference to retrieval practice and made it generic for any school.

It’s not a straitjacket – you could teach in all kinds of ways within the structure. There is almost nothing you couldn’t do.  But a common format, agreed by staff,  does help to generate a common language and common routines across a department and school.  I recommend it.

Here’s the image:

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Here’s the file if you want to download and edit it: Common lesson format

Here’s the text for reading online.

Lessons at Our School

In line with…

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