Students activate prior knowledge, formulate questions and reflect on new information learned.
Students identify the truth of claims.
Students make educated guesses and draw conclusions based on available evidence.
Students draw on opinions and values to prioritise, order or rate.
Students identify and consider different and diverse perspectives.
Students record important information, ideas or concepts in their own words.
Students sketch their understanding of a text or concept.
Students analyse and evaluate ideas, and develop actionable strategies.
Students analyse factors relevant to a particular situation.
Students plan story elements, such as characters, plot, setting and events.
Students plan their writing with a focus on structure and sequence.
Useful everyday templates such as planners, visual timetables and classroom routines.
A thinking tool that unpacks the positive, negative and interesting aspects of an idea or concept.
Students respond to a prompt independently and then collaboratively.
Students engage in higher level thinking with the support of graphic organisers.
Students learn how to develop and refine thoughtful questions.
Students actively engage with concrete materials using digital devices.
Students formulate questions for given answers through game-based learning.
Students respond to a variety of texts curated around a theme.
Students generate, classify and communicate ideas in a visually structured way.
A purposeful collection of evidence to showcase student learning and academic growth.
Offer students choice in learning experiences.
Students explore choices and consequences through 'choose your own adventure' style texts.
Students respond to multiple choice questions.
Students sort and cluster ideas into themes or relationships.
Students explore words that lie between two opposed concepts or relate to a common subject.
Students develop a visual representation of relationships between ideas.
Students develop a deeper understanding of target vocabulary using a graphic organiser.
Students visually map out a structure for presenting information.
Students respond to a prompt in a short time frame, with a focus on creative expression and idea development.
Students review peers' work using a clear assessment criteria.
Explicitly outline what students should learn and how they should demonstrate learning.
Students create innovative solutions to real world problems.
Students arrange and connect ideas recorded on hexagons to stimulate discussion and deepen conceptual understanding.
Students generate a broad range of ideas.
Students engage in scaffolded conversation with peers.
Students break down their thinking in response to worded maths problems.
Students attempt questions that test their knowledge about a topic.
Students capture and reflect upon a video or audio recording of a performance.
Online class discussion which students contribute to in the background whilst participating in a main class activity.
Students generate and classify different types of questions.
Students articulate their ideas and easily modify or share responses.
Students plan and execute a problem solving strategy.
Quickly identify students’ wellbeing with a daily check-in.
Students revise content as one student sits in the 'hot seat' and answers class questions about a set topic.
Students work in groups on parts of a task, then gather in mixed groups to share and learn from other students.
Create a safe space for students to anonymously 'park' their insights, questions, ideas and next steps.
Online class discussion where students contribute at a time that is most convenient to them.
Quickly assess students’ understanding of a concept.
Students develop digital research skills through a scaffolded approach.