What makes great teaching? Review of the underpinning research

The Sutton Trust – This report reviews the research that underpins our knowledge of what makes great teaching. It goes on to question how we can record and develop teachers’ best practice in the classroom and ultimately makes suggestions about the strategies teachers can use to promote better learning.

TES – Telling students they have done a good job may seem like a sensible form of encouragement, but dishing out excessive praise has been named as one of the seven deadly teaching sins.

BBC News Education – Lavish praise from teachers ‘does not help pupils’.

The Scotsman – Teachers told praise can hamper pupils’ learning.

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