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:
- Lesson Ingredients for Learning
- 6 Important Ideas in Pedagogy
- Differentiation: Strategies & Pitfalls
- Effective Questioning
- Mastery Lesson Plan
- Strategies to Improve Memory
- Strategies to Improve Teaching
- Lesson Ingredients Audit
- Lesson Ingredients Improvement Strategy
- What Might Be Wrong?
- Spaced Learning Guide