Effective Science Lessons

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Effective Science Lessons by Mind Map: Effective Science Lessons

1. Organisation

1.1. Preparation

1.2. Planning

1.3. Classroom

1.4. Clear structure

1.4.1. objective led

1.4.2. minimum of 3 parts

1.4.2.1. Starter

1.4.2.1.1. Short and engaging

1.4.2.2. Main

1.4.2.2.1. Short introduction

1.4.2.2.2. Chunked into short activities

1.4.2.3. Plenary

1.4.2.3.1. Summarise learning

1.4.2.3.2. Part of AfL

1.4.2.3.3. Mini plenaries, not just at end of lesson

1.5. Consistency

1.6. good content

2. Assessment

2.1. Formative

2.1.1. APP

2.1.1.1. Evidence of pupil proression

2.1.2. AfL

2.1.2.1. Peer & self assessment

2.1.2.2. Modify mid lesson

2.1.2.3. Planning for progression

2.2. Summative

2.2.1. AoL

2.2.1.1. League Tables

2.2.1.2. Informing Parents & Public

2.2.1.3. Evidence of progression

3. Motivation

3.1. student self/intrinsic

3.2. student extrinsic

3.3. engaging activities

3.4. the big picture

3.4.1. the point? How science works

3.5. Rewards

3.6. Praise

4. Learning Styles

4.1. VAK

4.2. Varied activities to suit

4.2.1. short & engaging

4.3. varied methods of delivery

4.4. engaging

5. Differentiation

5.1. Special Educational Needs

5.2. Gifted/Able and Talented

5.3. Vulnerable students

5.3.1. Frequently changing

5.4. Appropriate work for all

6. Misconceptions

6.1. already held

6.2. created by topic

6.3. dealing with them

7. Behaviour Management

7.1. Consistent

7.2. Obvious Boundaries

7.3. Sanctions

7.4. Effect on whole class

8. Inclusion

8.1. For all abilities

8.2. For all cultural differences

8.3. Diversity

9. Progression

9.1. Building on prior knowledge

9.1.1. from KS2

9.1.2. acquired, not formally taught

9.2. Based on Targets

9.2.1. FFT

9.2.2. School based

9.3. Feed forward

9.3.1. where should the learning go next?

10. Directed Study

10.1. Homework - set

10.2. Personal study - interest