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.
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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
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