Getting our teaching right is crucial.  It’s dispiriting as a teacher to be led up ‘pedagogical garden paths.’  Professor Coe, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, expresses what is needed very well:

 We need to do four things:

       Be clear what kinds of learning we value to get teaching really focused on this learning;

       Invest in effective professional development;

       Evaluate, and measure properly, teaching quality using multiple sources of validated evidence to support diagnostic and constructive improvement

       And whenever we make a change, evaluate its impact as robustly as we can.

Education has existed in a pre-scientific world, where good measurement of anything important is rare and evaluation is done badly or not at all. It is time we established a more scientific approach”.

These resources help you to consider the ‘ingredients’ that go into good teaching:

  1. Lesson Ingredients for Learning
  2. 6 Important Ideas in Pedagogy
  3. Differentiation: Strategies & Pitfalls
  4. Effective Questioning
  5. Mastery Lesson Plan
  6. Strategies to Improve Memory
  7. Strategies to Improve Teaching
  8. Lesson Ingredients Audit
  9. Lesson Ingredients Improvement Strategy
  10. What Might Be Wrong?
  11. Spaced Learning Guide