In this module Daniel Sobel shows what has happened to a child before they enter a room will influence how they respond to what happens in the classroom. We look at the importance of clear and coherent communication to ensure that all children fully understand. We see why the end of the lesson is crucial to learning evaluation and transition. We see how the lesson structure helps incorporate best practice according to research.
Helena Wallberg reminds us that thinking is learning, and expressing thoughts about learning promotes independence, language, self-management. Differentiating instructions is often essential in order to provide possibilities for all students. We see that student participation increases when activities are differentiated and ‘visible’ learning is a part of differentiated instruction and differentiating students’ results.
Abigail Gray introduces us to the DR GOPTA acronym that prompts teachers to keep in mind the 7 important considerations for making adaptations to their teaching. These are key considerations practitioners can make about dialogue, resources and grouping that can have a positive effect on vulnerable children.