What to focus on in pre-teaching sessions
So much time is wasted at the beginning of a lesson if a child starts behind. When other children have a better understanding of a concept, they immediately start making progress. One child spoke of feeling muddled while everyone else knew what they were doing. It strikes me that the gap is widened at the very beginning of lessons, before teacher intervention, because the playing field isn’t level for children with shaky prior knowledge – Y6 teacher.
Having a sneaky preview of the lesson gives me a head start and if I didn’t have that I wouldn’t be ready – Y3 child
So we know what’s going to happen before we actually do the lesson, it’s like it’s much easier for us. It’s a bit like a secret that we know – Y2 child
It is not about replicating the class lesson. Focussing on one thing when pre-teaching makes it more effective.
In the next step, you will watch a video demonstration of course educators Carolyn and Stefanie planning their pre-teaching session.To decide what to focus on in a pre-teaching session, you need to consider the barriers for your selected learners and what will allow them to access the content in the class lesson.
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