THE BIG 10
Understanding how students’ learn is imperative if we are to select the teaching practices and strategies that will have the greatest impact in helping students know more and remember more! Co-constructed with students, teachers and using the latest educational research the Big 10 is a set of principles that will promote great learning in any classroom.
1 SUCCESS: Create a culture of success and resilience through clear success criteria, modelling and WAGOLLs.
2 READING: Support the reading of ALL students.
3 KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING: Check for student understanding and adapt teaching to meet the needs of ALL learners.
4 WALT: Share the WALT so students understand the purpose of the lesson and how it fits into the bigger picture.
5 CONNECTIONS: Make connections to prior and future learning, using a range of contexts and examples.
6 QUESTIONING: Question students to challenge and support their knowledge and understanding, informing next steps.
7 COMMUNICATION: Communicate information clearly (explicit instruction, storytelling, dual coding…).
8 KEYWORDS: Share and define keywords.
9 FEEDBACK: Provide timely feedback that is concise, specific, and targeted.
10 SCAFFOLD: Scaffold learning so ALL students are appropriately supported and challenged.