Helping students make connections
DiscussUnderstanding that some children’s prefrontal cortex is still developing emphasises the need to consider individual differences in progress, and the different levels of support which students will need. What implications does this have for you in the classroom?In your lessons you will use a variety of ways to find out what students already know in order to inform your teaching. For example, you may ask students to draw a mind map of what they already know about a new topic. But what about those students who find this too difficult – those who may have the prior knowledge, but don’t realise that it links to the new topic or can’t recall it?How do you support those students to make those all-important connections?
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