Strategies for Reshaping Practice: The habits of the classroom

'Reshaping practice' puts the focus on what teachers do, in order to reflect their new way of seeing by their teaching. It is changing the habits and practice of teaching to work with a new perspective. There are many ways of reshaping practice: changing the layout of the classroom, altering an approach, attending to the atmosphere and ethos of a lesson, changing an emphasis, selecting different resources, adjusting student interaction, encouraging questions and making connections. For any given lesson teachers need to examine their teaching 'habits' and reshape their practice in ways that best suit their new way of seeing that lesson. Teachers can do this by…

 
 
 
 
 

Choosing tasks and resources

Tasks, resources or activities can be changed to suit a new emphasis. Once teachers see a lesson in a new way, old worksheets, activities and tasks may need to be reviewed. Where choice is possible new content can also be used.

 
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Change resources, tasks or activities

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Change your choice of content

 
 
 
 
 
 

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