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Plan ahead: give yourself and students time to think

The art of explaining things to children can be difficult to master – more preparation is often the key

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You would think that, given that it is a fundamental part of our job, teachers would be extremely good at explaining things to young people – and, by and large, we are.

Mind you, it has to be said that there is an art to these things, especially so when a child has an additional need. Getting communication right means our teaching becomes more accessible and their learning more efficient.

It sounds obvious, but it needs saying. When we have a million and one other things to think about, it is too easy to glance over the planning, think we know what we meant, get to the lesson and realise ...

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