Challenge Extended | Stabo’s Blog

I’ve posted previously on what a typical lesson in my classroom looks like and modelling as a means of producing quality student responses in 9 mark answers. Another common approach I use in the classroom is challenge cards that encourage students to use higher order thinking. The questions do this by optimising the effects of retrieval, as suggested in the excellent Memorable Teaching by Peps Mccrea, by posing questions that are:

1. Answerable. There is nothing in the question that the students don’t already know the answer to. There is no need for any scaffolding about new insights. It…

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