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…

 
 
 
 

Focusing on the key emphasis

Focusing on the key emphasis entails highlighting key words, using objects to focus attention, a consistent use of language, emphasising key concepts and phrases and bringing what is important to learners’ attention.

 
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Focus, identify, highlight, be intentional

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Change the emphasis

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Change key words and metaphors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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