You know the whats, now get a grip on the hows

Our hoard of tried-and-tested teaching strategies has never been greater, but not knowing how to implement them is tripping up schools, says Sir Kevan Collins

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There’s no doubt that schools today are in a better position to judge what is most likely to work in their classrooms than they were 10 years ago. We have access to more robust evidence about which strategies are effective and, as the evidence base has grown, so too has teachers’ appetite for it.

Since its launch six years ago, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) – the organisation I lead – has funded more than 150 evaluations of teaching and learning strategies. We do this not only to identify promising programmes and approaches but also – just as importantly – to find out what doesn’t ...

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