As part of our whole staff training at Huntington School we have been sharing ideas and collating ‘Top Ten Strategies’. This list is the fruits of our labour:
1. Differentiated questioning.
Given the time we take doing it daily, effective questioning may well be the highest impact strategy we can employ. There is no ‘one size fits every class’ strategy. Whether it is ‘hands up’ or ‘no hands up’, it simply needs careful planning and differentiation. As a rule, avoid tennis questions between the teacher and the student, aiming instead for ‘basketball questioning’ that bounce ideas around the room, forcing students to listen more intently and be active learners. This short article provides some