Sometimes it's good to stop , reset and refresh your practice to prevent bad habits from creeping in.

Sometimes it’s good to stop , reset and refresh your practice to prevent bad habits from creeping in.

Two resources to refresh our practice after the half-term break. Firstly a very useful post from @headguruteacher summarising the core elements of successful practice.

Secondly, a report from Deans for Impact on the science behind classroom learning which summarises the research around six questions:

  1. How do pupils understand new ideas?
  2. How do pupils learn and retain new information?
  3. How do pupils solve problems?
  4. How does learning transfer to new situations?
  5. What motivates pupils to learn?
  6. What are some common misconceptions about how pupils think and learn?

The report looks at the science but also the practical implications for the classroom