Tips for Teachers: 30. Creating a Reading Culture

Tips for Teachers: 30. Creating a Reading Culture

Reading is fundamental to education. Proficiency in reading, writing and spoken language is vital for pupils’ success. Through these, they develop communication skills for education and for working with others: in school, in training and at work. Pupils who find it...
Tips for Teachers: 29. Cognitive Science

Tips for Teachers: 29. Cognitive Science

‘Cognitive science principles of learning can have a real impact on rates of learning in the classroom. There is value in teachers having a working knowledge of cognitive science principles.’ (EEF, 2021) In her blog in 2023, Grace Coker asserts that although cognitive...
Tips for Teachers: 27. Effective Plenaries

Tips for Teachers: 27. Effective Plenaries

“Effective Plenaries in a lesson are those that help the teacher to make sure all students understand what they have learned. They can be used as an opportunity for reflection, or simply as a way of summarising or reinforcing key points from the day’s...