Monthly Archives: April 2017

Never ask pupils a question to which they have not already been told the answer.

Never ask pupils a question to which they have not already been told the answer, unless they know enough that answering the question requires them only inching forwards. Years ago I wrote on questions and questioning, a seemingly important aspect … Continue reading

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Why we need to get rid of lesson objectives

The problem of Juxtaposition Prompting In sum: 1) The problem of Juxtaposition Prompting is endemic in our classrooms. It prevents generalisation and transfer, and therefore what we consider ‘deep understanding’ or ‘deep thinking.’ 2) To overcome it, we must reconsider … Continue reading

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