Chip and Dan Heath, Switch
What is this strategy about?
Everyone needs clear instructions. Rather than “eat healthier”, adverts tell people to “drink skimmed milk”. You need to give your pupils clearer goals.
What is the purpose of instruction in the classroom?
An instruction provides a command to students to tell them what they need to do. This ensures that a higher standard of learning is attained.
What is the importance of clear instruction?
Clear instructions ensure that students know exactly what it is that they need to do and how to complete a task without confusion. This will allow your students to get on with tasks straight away and reduce wasted time in which you have to re-explain instructions.
Choose this strategy if you want to...
- Reduce inconsistency between pupils’ work and behaviour
- Increase the output of all pupils
- Stop the dreaded “what do I do?” question
Read a case study of how a teacher put this strategy into place, and see the impact it had on their pupils.
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