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Don’t forget that we’ve all got a limited memory

Recap activities, visual aides and analogies can help learners to absorb new information

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We’ve all sat through endless continuous professional development (CPD) delivered within our institutions on topical issues such as assessment for learning (AfL), “stretch and challenge”, differentiation, target setting, equality and diversity, and active learning… the list goes on. But put your hand up if you’ve ever had training on how best to present or explain content to learners? No, me neither.

Before I continue, I’m not advocating that teachers should be “sages on stages” because, in many cases, this would be ineffectual. What I do think is that the teacher’s expert knowledge and ...

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