31 Oct '14

News What makes great teaching? expert views

A new report has reviewed all the research into what makes teaching effective. Our experts share their thoughts about the findings have your say in the comments thread or tweet us @GuardianTeachPopular teaching methods, such as lavishing praise on pupils and grouping students by ability, are not based on evidence and can harm student development, a report has found.The Sutton Trust examined 200 pieces of research on what makes great teaching, concluding that some common practices have no grounding in research while other less popular approaches can be effective. The report found that the two most important elements of great teaching were the quality of instruction and how well a teacher knew their subject. Continue reading...

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