I was recently asked to run a session for an INSET day on ‘Progress for Outstanding Learning’. It got me thinking about the tricky issue of how a teacher can get students making real tangible progress and also show that progress is taking place. I researched and mulled over the issue in great detail in the two weeks leading up to the session and gathered together far too many ideas! I have it drilled down to four key areas that help me focus on progress. I hope they help you too.
Lesson objectives are the foundation blocks of learning. If you get them wrong and build your lesson around a dodgy lesson objective the whole structure will collapse.