During our recent learning walks we have seen the following examples of practice which have ‘grabbed our attention’ and we would like to share these.
Why not take a look and reflect if or how these could be used in your own teaching.
- Kathryn Ridgwell demonstrated particularly high expectations of her Year 9 extended German class, during the first lesson of term 6. In getting them to prepare for their speaking exam, Kathryn spoke to the class in target language throughout, including instructions, clarifications and praise. This allowed some students to demonstrate excellent knowledge and understanding of different tenses. The students use of their iPad’s is clearly an embedded expectation with many using these to support their language development. In addition, the atmosphere in the classroom was one of focused study, which ensured that students could engage with the considerable challenge of the activity with success.