Bursting with a rich variety of practical ideas, this inspiring guide to the great indoors talks you through the -˜clue corners', -˜ceiling circuits' and -˜windows of opportunity' waiting to be discovered in your classroom and shares 148 high-impact techniques proven to boost pupils' engagement, long-term learning and progress.
The techniques are dispersed across five chapters -“ each covering a specified aspect of the classroom (e.g. wall displays) -“ and are colour-coded to cross-reference with the following six key themes in order to help you navigate your own pathway through the chapters according to your development priorities:
-“ Metacognition and self-regulated learning
-“ Emotional engagement
-“ Retrieval and revision
-“ Responsive teaching
-“ Oracy and -˜word wealth'
-“ Collaborative learning.
The strategies can be adapted for use with all age groups and will stimulate busy teachers to reimagine the learning space through a more creative lens. Each theme is underpinned by robust research in the book's introduction, in which the authors discuss the key findings and explore how effective classroom design can help unlock the potential of various pedagogical approaches. PROS:
- A colourful and well-illustrated book showcasing how to make your classroom dynamically different to help learning.
- Easy-to-access tips and ideas on how to engage teaching and learning.
- Offers practical ideas and techniques for classroom use, across all key stage phases.
- Excellent case studies throughout help illustrate powerful ideas.
- This book could be used to help individual classroom teachers, departments, or whole-school improvement.
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