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Planning a lesson

Pupil concentrating

The most effective lessons for gifted and talented learners are those that are planned. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority offers useful guidance for lesson content:

  • breadth – going beyond the prescribed curriculum
  • depth – within the curriculum and increasing the level of challenge
  • acceleration – covering work quicker than others
  • independence – link to personalised learning agenda
  • reflection – making understanding explicit

The lesson structure should display key teaching skills:

  • differentiating work
  • setting effective classroom tasks
  • questioning effectively
  • defining learning objectives
  • explaining effectively

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