The consultants here at Focus Education have prepared a range of Focus Mini Clips. These are short video inputs on current and relevant themes which are a great starter to any staff meeting or twilight session. Pause, rewind and share with staff in your school.Product Description
This mini clip focuses very much on the Education Endowment Foundation's published research on what makes very effective teaching. It is ideal for schools wanting to focus on teaching and learning as we move beyond the pandemic.
The seven main points of the EEF's 'Characteristics of Strong Pedagogy' are explained and developed so that it would be easy for staff to pick up on the points made and make these characteristics bespoke to them. The aim is to provoke further discussion and to consider whether your school's teaching and learning policy and practice remains fit for purpose.
There is a strong emphasis given to metacognition and long-term retention by pupils. The discussion will help you to ask some searching questions about the current practice in school and, as a staff or leadership group, give consideration to each of the characteristics pinpointed, and see if there is any need for the school to make adjustments.
This mini clip will challenge your current thinking about day-to-day teaching and learning in your school. It could be used for school leaders only, for a full staff meeting or for leaders to watch first before using it with all the staff.