Classroom cheat sheet: Banning three-part lessons

Classroom cheat sheet: should we scrap three-part lessons?

This week: Banning three-part lessons

If someone says..."Can’t a week go by without a call to ban something in schools?”

You say... “How do you normally plan your lessons?”


If someone says: "Starter, main, plenary – the same as every other teacher.”

You say... "What if you ditched that three-part approach altogether?”


If someone says... "But that’s how we’ve always done it.”

You say... "Adam Riches, a specialist leader of education, argues that learning doesn’t work in these big chunks. And neither should planning. He also says that we shouldn’t be thinking of lessons in anything ...

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