Packed with practical teaching strategies, Making Every Lesson Count bridges the gapbetween research findings and classroompractice. Shaun Allison and Andy Tharbyexamine the evidence behind what makesgreat teaching and explore how toimplement this in the classroom to makea difference to learning. They distilteaching and learning down into six coreprinciples – challenge, explanation,modelling, practice, feedback andquestioning – and show how these caninspire an ethos of excellence andgrowth, not only in individual classroomsbut across a whole school too.
Combining robust evidence from a range of fields with the practical wisdom of experienced, effective classroom teachers, the book is a complete toolkit of strategies that teachers can use every lesson to make that lesson count. There are no gimmicky ideas here – just high impact, focused teaching that results in great learning, every lesson, every day. To demonstrate how attainable this is, the book contains a number of case studies from a number of professionals who are successfully embedding a culture of excellence and growth in their schools. Making Every Lesson Count offers an evidence-informed alternative to restrictive Ofsted-driven definitions of great teaching, empowering teachers to deliver great lessons and celebrate high-quality practice.
Suitable for all teachers – including trainee teachers, NQTs, and experienced teachers – who want quick and easy ways to enhance their practice and make every lesson count.
Shaun Allison started teaching science in West Sussex, before becoming a head of science. He is currently deputy head teacher at Durrington High School. He leads on CPD and is interested in supporting teachers to grow and develop their classroom practice. He is also a popular speaker.
Andy Tharby is a practising English teacher with nine years of classroom experience at a secondary school in West Sussex. He is also a research lead, with an interest in helping ordinary classroom teachers enhance their practice through engagement with a wider evidence base. He writes a well-regarded blog, Reflecting…