When schools do not have a ‘how’ they have a vacuum and this is very dangerous.
The biggest impact upon student attainment is the teacher that stands in front of them. There are numerous systems that can be put in place to raise attainment but what are most successful are those that improve that which has the biggest impact, the teacher. As such school leaders wishing to raise attainment should primarily concern themselves with improving the quality of these teachers.
Providing content before the lesson increases student creativity and allows new ideas to be brought and used within the lesson
If students encounter greater content before the lesson then they will be more engaged in learning about it in the lesson
A spiral model of learning will stop new learning from dropping off the edges as it will continually develop and reinforce the links between current and new understanding
Posing a series of simple questions actually helps us plan and achieve outstanding lessons