144 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
Teaching: the best job in the world. Yet, increasingly, it is considered one of the toughest professions. In recent years, practices have arisen and become widespread which overcomplicate teaching and increase teacher workload, while only having a marginal impact on pupil learning. Simplicity Rules explores how children learn and the most effective ways to teach them, focusing on achieving results using strategies that are low effort, high impact, along with a comprehensive framework underpinning the ideas.
Covering ‘what to teach’, ‘talk’, ‘practice, ‘starting a lesson’, ‘ending a lesson’, ‘feedback’ alongside practical methods to reduce workload as well as simpler and clearer systems to support teachers in the long term, this book asks:
Promoting a simplification of teaching practices, Simplicity Rules is an essential guide for school teachers of all levels of experience, and school leaders.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. How Children Learn; 2. Good Behaviour; 3. What to Teach; 4. Resources; 5. Starting a Lesson; 6. Reading in a Lesson; 7. Writing; 8. Talk; 9. Practice; 10. Ending a Lesson; 11. Feedback; Conclusion