Picking Up the Pace

John Bayley helps a history teacher add pace to her lessons John Bayley helps an NQT improve the slow pace of her lessons. In her first term of teaching, History teacher Elizabeth Bond found her year 10s to be a real handful, so she focused on strict behaviour management, but as a result the lessons have become much slower and less exciting than Elizabeth would like them to be. Bayley encourages Elizabeth to sharpen her approach with more explicit timekeeping. He also suggests that student motivation can be boosted by the careful use of exemplas, where the teacher regularly shows the class student work, which is done well and within time limits. John then challenges Elizabeth to take more risks and relax the behaviour management just a little.

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