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…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Making connections

Making connections is about connecting faith with various curriculum areas/parts of life, using faith sources and examples and raising faith questions in new contexts. It is about applying learning to issues in society beyond the classroom, inviting visitors and focusing outward.

 
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Make connections with faith and life

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Make connections with the wider world

 
 

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