To find the right solution, ask the right question

Teachers seeking out research to tackle issues in the classroom need to have a good ‘mental model’ of learning – and their hunt for a solution should start with a solid enquiry question, writes Alex Quigley

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As mentioned in the “getting started” article above, every teacher and school leader is time-poor and resource-poor.

It is no surprise, then, that we are prone to making quick decisions, often based on scant evidence.

Savvy businesses prey on our vulnerabilities by gilding their products with dazzling quotes and attractive evidence. Or we can fall prey to seeing a bit of research we like the look of and then retrofitting it to our classroom need.

And yet, we know that classroom challenges have no quick and easy fixes. So how should we be using research to improve our teaching?

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