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The post-pandemic teacher: Five lessons from lockdown learning

The lessons learned from remote education have led to a range of new skills and expertise in the classroom. Ben Antell reports on some of the approaches and pedagogies he is seeing so far this year

As we move further into the autumn term it is becoming clear that the experiences of the pandemic are leading to some innovative new trends in the classroom.

Skills and approaches honed through remote education are now appearing in face-to-face teaching. It is good to see that there are some positives to come after the last 20 months. So I would like to share some of the good practices I have spotted through my work with 45 secondary academies.

1, Student questioning

Pre-pandemic, the use of questioning in classrooms was well understood by teachers as an effective formative assessment strategy. Remote education made this much harder. Trying to get children to engage online and respond to the level of questioning typical in the secondary classroom was a huge challenge.

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