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Covid lessons: The three Ms of effective remote learning

We hope that national lockdowns are now behind us, but remote teaching and learning will continue for some pupils and groups in the months to come. Drawing on all we have learned, Matt Bromley offers his three principles of effective remote learning

Despite the end of the third, and hopefully the last, national lockdown, it is inevitable that some pupils will still have to resort to home learning in the coming weeks and months due to self-isolation, local lockdowns or even non-Covid reasons such as flooding or snow days.

It would be short-sighted, therefore, to consign all we have learned about home learning to the history books.

If nothing else, we should now harness this good practice to improve the effectiveness of homework and other forms of independent study such as exam revision.

So, what have we learned? I think effective home learning can be summarised with three Ms: mechanisms, mode, and methods.

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