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.

Repeat, Pause, Repeat, Linger, Pause, Repeat

Repeat, Pause, Repeat, Linger, Pause, Repeat

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This chapter will explore the following questions:

  • Why is forgetting important for learning?
  • Why is it better to use spaced repetition over time?
  • What can go wrong if you use spaced repetition?

Have you ever worked deep into the night, revising for an exam? If so, you probably had good reason. After all, there are so many more other interesting things to do than revise, so I understand. But how much of what you learned could you still remember three days later? It is likely that you will be unable to recall a considerable amount.

What this proves is something that has already been known for quite some time. Since 1885, in fact.1 It was then that Hermann ...

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