Teaching would be easy if there were clear recipes you could follow every time. The Ingredients for Great Teaching explains why this is impossible and why a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. Instead of recipes, this book examines the basic ingredients of teaching and learning so you can use them wisely in your own classroom in order to become a better and more effective teacher. Taking an approach that is both evidence-based and practical, author Pedro de Bruyckere explores ten crucial aspects of teaching, the research behind them and why they work like they do, combined with everyday classroom examples describing both good and bad practice. Key topics include: • Teacher subject knowledge • Evaluation and feedback • The importance of practice • Metacognition • Making students think This is essential reading for teachers everywhere.

Like Your Pupils

Like Your Pupils

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This chapter will explore the following questions:

  • Why is it important to work at establishing a good relationship between teacher and pupils?
  • What does a good relationship between teacher and pupils look like?
  • How can you give shape to a good relationship between teacher and pupils?

If we pay considerable attention to feedback because it has an effect size of 0.73 in John Hattie’s Visible Learning,1 you might well ask why we have so far devoted less attention to another aspect of teaching mentioned in the same book with an almost equally large effect; namely, a good relationship between teacher and pupils, with an effect size of 0.72. A more recent meta-analysis described the importance of a good relationship for both pupil commitment ...

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