Great lessons

This is a collection of blog posts with a common theme – what great lessons could look like.

An article from Psychology Today summarising desirable difficulties in the classroom – that is introducing certain difficulties into the learning process which can greatly improve long term retention.

A three part post (part 1, part 2 and part 3) by David Didau about the difference between short term performance in lessons and long term retention over time.

A post by Joe Kirby on using Hattie’s meta analysis of effective teaching.

A post by Alex Quigley about effective revision strategies.

A post by Kris Boulton exploring reasons for children not remembering.

A post by Joe Kirby about what makes great teaching.

A post by Kris Boulton about the importance of planning for what children will be thinking about in lessons.

Three posts by Alex Quigley on what he says are the 3 aspects of teaching that if done well, make it great. Explanations, questioning and feedback.

More from David Didau about desirable difficulties.

David Didau again on the issue of teaching children to work independently.

Alex Quigley on developing children’s ability to question effectively.

A post by Daniel Willingham on how to make the most of the ‘testing effect’.

A three part post by Peter Blenkinsop (part 1, part 2 and part 3) on using Hattie’s research into effective teaching to design great lessons.

Joe Kirby summarising thinking about memory.


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