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There is no single best approach in teaching. This new text challenges the idea that there is a ‘best way' to teach. Instead, the authors explain, a more pragmatic approach is required. Teachers need a range of skills and strategies to select from, work with and adapt. Every school, cohort, class and child is different. Beyond that, strategies that worked well with a class last week, may prove ineffective the next.
Chapter 1: Lesson Planning
Planning a lesson is rather like planning a journey, which starts by establishing where you want to go. Invariably, there will be a number of routes you could take to arrive at your final destination and there are a range of different modes of transport to help you get there. Sometimes you might take the shortest route, at other ...