Over a year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic launched the world into unprecedented times. The education sector was one of the hardest hit areas, as students and teachers alike had to continuously adapt to online learning and readapt to in-person teaching. However, now students have re-settled into the familiar school environment and life slowly returns to […]
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If you are not already familiar with Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction, we’ve given a brief rundown of what his research suggests here. In short, Rosenshine’s aim with his Principles was to bridge the gap between research and the classroom by providing effective, research-based strategies that teachers can implement in the classroom. When we were reviewing Rosenshine’s […]
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Growth mindset is the belief that you can improve your intelligence, abilities and performance. A growth mindset is beneficial to many different groups of people: teachers, students, professionals, athletes… However, one group that growth mindset may be particularly helpful for is children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). SEN children find it harder to learn than […]
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Rosenshine’s tenth and final Principle of Instruction is about the importance of doing weekly and monthly reviews. This extends upon his first principle, which emphasised that teachers should dedicate a bit of time each lesson reviewing previously learnt material. Read the whole Rosenshine’s Principles blog series… However, unlike the first principle which highlights the importance […]
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For his 9th principle, Rosenshine states that teachers should not only make independent practice a mandatory part of their lessons – they should monitor students’ practice as well. This is so the knowledge and skills that students acquire becomes automatic to them and memory recall is easier. And the more students engage in independent practice, […]
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Having students who are successful independent learners is the primary goal for most teachers, but not an easy one to achieve. Despite their good intentions, many students struggle to work and revise effectively when alone because they either lack the motivation or aren’t comfortable in their ability to do the work. Read our whole Rosenshine’s […]
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