Standing back from the safety of delivering the majority of the content in your lesson and handing the lesson over to the students for group work can send even the most experienced teachers into a cold sweat. Will they actually do any learning? Will they just chat? And more importantly, how can I assess what they have learned?

The Learning Spy has found an excellent way to accomplish this, without getting involved and slowing down the students natural progress.

http://learningspy.edublogs.org/2011/07/11/so-what-are-learning-spies/

Contributed by The Learning Spy, David Didau.

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Assistant Head Teacher at a large secondary school in County Durham, UK

2 responses »

  1. Not sure if the comment I left on the article was posted so here it is:
    Brilliant! So simple but then the best ideas often are! Would love to publish it (with all the credits etc) on the Head’s Office. Is that possible?

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