Long periods of talk will not always keep a class spellbound. We need other techniques on which we can draw to help pupils embed learning and make progress. After all, how can we be effectively checking progress and understanding when it is we who are doing all the talking? How can we be certain that the sea of "attentive" faces before us is not simply contemplating lunch?The solution is here: a vast bank of exciting, engaging, practical ways to allow learners to access and understand complex topics and skills without relentlessly bending their ears. Strategies which not only prevent pupils from being passengers in lessons, but which also make progress visible to both teacher and learner.In an entertaining and practical way, 'Talk-Less Teaching' shows you how to encourage learners' responsibility for their own progress without compromising test results or overall achievement. Discover 100s of tried and tested practical tips for helping pupils understand difficult concepts and learn new skills without you developing lecture-laryngitis.The Osiris Educational Series: helping teachers refresh their thinking.
Isabella Wallace is co-author of the bestselling teaching guides Pimp Your Lesson! and Talk-Less Teaching, and has worked for many years as an AST, curriculum coordinator and governor. She is a consultant for and contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Education and presents nationally and internationally on outstanding learning and teaching.