Modelling is your runway to success

Humans learn through imitation, so teachers can’t expect children to know how to structure answers or revise without first being shown the ideal way to do it. Mark Roberts suggests four techniques

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When students are slow to get started with their work, we invariably think they’re avoiding it. But sometimes, despite “clear” instructions, our pupils struggle to grasp what we’re asking of them. Often, this is a modelling issue; if shown how first, they quickly follow suit.

From an early age, humans learn through imitation. Teachers regularly show what success looks like, but some do it more effectively than others. I decided to ensure I was as good at it as I could be, by delving into the research. What I found is detailed below; by using the following modelling techniques, and considering ...

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