Sue Cowley, Getting the Children to Think
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In this book, bestselling author Sue Cowley reveals her strategies and approaches to get children to use their thinking skills in the classroom. Great for getting children to get creative and think outside the box.
What is This Strategy About?
Pupils need to be given time to think but also need instruction in how to think effectively.
How can you Encourage Students to Structure their Ideas?
Prioritise discussion as it allows pupils to test their ideas out loud, get feedback from you and their peers, and learn how to structure their ideas in a coherent way.
Click here to learn about Working Memory and why its important in the classroom.
Choose this strategy if you want to...
- Show pupils that you value thinking and will give them time to do it
- Show pupils that they will learn best when they think for themselves and connect new learning to previous learning
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