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October 3, 2016

Multi-sensory strategies and student centred learning

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6 multi sensory strategies

w3hat would the ultimate multi-sensory lesson look like? It would look fantastic! A range of learning activities all working in harmony to meet the individual learning styles of all of your students. Sound, visuals and hands on learning all working together to demonstrate progress. Moreover, all of this developing and encouraging independent learning, sounds pretty much like a Student 1st lesson.
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September 26, 2016

How to improve differentiation

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5 ways to imrpove differentiation

w3ould you like your students to talk confidently about how they use differentiation within your lessons? Would you like student ownership as a result? Would you like differentiation to have a high profile and a lasting impact? Well, we set out to answer these questions and succeeded!

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September 25, 2016

It’s the quality of the planning!

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star‘If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail’, how true!

What if we change it to ‘If you succeed in preparing, you’re prepared to succeed’.
Now what would be even better would be if this were true for every lesson, every day, every week, in every school!
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September 25, 2016

Don’t be too vanilla!

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7 ways to avoid vanilla teaching

how would you describe your lesson if you could only use colours? How about blue, red, yellow for those active lessons, or pink, red, scarlet for those fast moving focused lessons. When you start to think about it like this you want your teaching to be exciting, engaging, student centred and fun, everything that Student 1st Teaching should be.
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September 24, 2016

10 focus points for trainee and NQT teachers

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it’s always good to take time to reflect and remind ourselves as to what can support great learning and the development of good teaching habits. Although aimed at teachers new to their careers this would also be beneficial to more experienced educators. Here’s a top 10 points to never let go of…
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September 24, 2016

A thousand ways to do the same thing

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think of your students as teachers of their own learning. Just as teachers do, they can differentiate their own learning pathway, assesses and improve their own learning independently, reflect, understand what the goals are for their learning through learning objectives and independently organise their learning to maximise progress. Your students can be teachers if you show them how to!
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September 15, 2016

7 core T&L principals every lesson should include

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student centred, active learning leading to rapid levels of sustained progress. Every lesson in every school should focus on placing their student at the heart of learning and provide them with opportunities to not only learn new content but also develop their own learning skills. Develop this ethos of learning and you will develop a positive, active, engaging learning culture.
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September 15, 2016

How to improve daily lesson planning

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W3hat if you could condense the lengthy process of planning an outstanding lesson into just a few minutes? This would mean you could do this for every lesson, every day, and provide superb education yet work within your means and retain your sanity. Well you can!
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September 14, 2016

Are your students the centre of learning?

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imagine if you could replicate professional learning and working practices into a lesson scenario. We read a lot about how companies such as Google and Facebook are revolutionising how people work through empowering them to take ownership and take risk. Now, what if we could create this in the classroom, students working independently, pursuing solutions and creating ideas through discovery. Imagine your students demonstrating a depth of learning and engagement that is active and fuels high levels of progress. Wouldn’t this be fantastic!
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September 12, 2016

Micro learning- moving from ‘I do’ to ‘you do’

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engagement, the secret to success, let’s make our classrooms learning hubs, students focussed on deep learning, developing enquiring minds and combining learning through failure with success. Now’s the time to focus our lesson activities on learning, not teaching. Achieve this and your students will have in-depth understanding of the content, be upskilled in how to learn independently and ultimately be prepared to tackle and succeed at any task. This is the basis for Student 1st Teaching, hence the name.

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