How Do Active Learners Guarantee Pupil Progress and Development?
We use six proven different learning strategies; although they can be utilized in relation to one another, and frequently lend themselves to particular subjects and concepts; they can all be modified to a wide variation of classroom settings, grades, and subject areas to support effective learning.
Retrieval practice increases learning by pulling information out of students’ heads, preferred to cramming information into students' heads. “For example, simply asking students, ‘What did we do in class yesterday?’ rather than telling them ‘Here’s what we did in class yesterday’ significantly boosts long-term learning.”
Bring tedious academic ideas to life with visual and practical learning experiences, assisting your students to understand how their schooling applies in the real-world, as well as teaching students to be creative and create their own pictures in their minds on the current topics they are learning about.
Spacing is “coming back to information that was learned previously in order to refresh it. For example before starting a you can ask pupils what we did last lesson, in order to refresh their minds and make it easier for pupils to pick up where they left off.The beginning of a lesson is an excellent place to consolidate previous learning and to create a sense of continuity.
We differentiate our teaching by allocating tasks based on students’ abilities, to ensure no one gets left behind. Assigning classroom activities according to students’ unique learning needs means individuals with higher academic capabilities are stretched and those who are struggling get the appropriate support
Pose thought-provoking questions which encourage your students to think for themselves and become more self-governing learners. Encouraging students to ask questions and investigate their own ideas helps improve their problem-solving skills as well as gain a deeper understanding of academic concepts. Both of which are important life skills.
Elaboration involves asking “how” and “why” questions about a specific topic, and then trying to find the answers to those questions. The act of trying to describe and explain how and why things work helps students understand and learn. Students can also explain how the topics relate to their own lives, or take two topics and explain how they are similar and how they are different.