Best Practice

Lesson planning: Effective assessment, retrieval and learning activities

In this series, Matt Bromley reminds all teachers of key practical lessons from the ITT programme he delivers. This time he continues his look at how we can plan learning including assessment and feedback, retrieval, learning activities and more
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I am lead lecturer on an initial teacher training programme and, as I was writing the programme last summer, it occurred to me that some of the course content would be useful, not just for those new to the profession, but all early career teachers and indeed seasoned professionals in search of a refresher.

And so, over the course of nine articles I am sharing my ITT journey in the hope that it provides some useful opportunities to reflect on your own professional practice and encourages you to try out some new strategies in your classroom.

The first article explored 10 characteristics which I believe all expert teachers exhibit. In my second article, I focused on the application of theories, principles, and models of learning.

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