I have recently been delivering in-service training courses on evidence-based teaching, following the work of Hattie, and of Black and Wiliam among others.  This has naturally led me to wonder whether I should incorporate into my training some strategies that evidence show are effective in helping students learn.   I’m talking about

– visible learning

– involving everyone in the group with differentiation

– making feedback inclusive with mini whiteboards and voting cards, using names on wooden sticks to randomise feedback

– using success criteria allowing learners to tangibly monitor their progress

I would incorporate these strategies for the usual two reasons:

  • I believe in them and feel they will benefit trainees in the classroom as they do students
  • they provide good examples of what trainee teachers could be doing with their students

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