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Five keys to learning: Making connections

Continuing his five-part series, Matt Bromley is dissecting his five key aspects of engaging and effective lessons. Key number one is connecting the learning...

Think back to your school days for a moment What most vividly sticks in your mind and, conversely, what memories of your student days have been swept away like grains of sand on the cold winds of time?

Confession: I’d have to concentrate hard in order to remember anything I learnt in Wednesday morning double maths lessons where I robotically laboured through pages of equations from a dusty and graffitied old textbook (copyright page: first published 1860).

However, I can still quote large chunks of King Lear from the English lessons where we never knew what to expect as we crossed the threshold to the classroom, and where we spent a lot of our time up on our feet and out of our comfort zones.

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