How I’ve tried to share learning intentions better

A brilliant piece of reflective practice in action here -remodelling how you share learning intentions and lesson objectives, and then sensitively measuring the impact.

Improving Teaching

Stephen Covey introduces Habit 2 of ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ with the arresting invitation to the reader to visualise their own funeral.  With a family member, a friend, a colleague and a community member to speak, he asks “What would you like each speaker to say about you and your life?”

This is used to introduce the habit of beginning with the end in mind, on the understanding that awareness of our direction fundamentally changes how we approach everything we do:

To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination.  It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now and so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.”

Sharing what Dylan Wiliam terms ‘learning intentions’ is a pillar of Assessment for Learning, for similar reasons.  Having explored the…

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