A wonderful way to deliver a near perfect lesson

After attending a lecture last night with the wonderful Peter Hutton, I decided that I would share what I think is a wonderful way to deliver a near perfect lesson, without having to rewrite your curriculum or knock down your school and rebuild it.

The hardest part about attending a conference or professional development, is that you see these amazing techniques and strategies being used, but you either don’t have the resources to pull it off, or your bound by the rules of the curriculum so much, that you have no room to manoeuvre.

Well, I thought about it all day, and here’s my thoughts around how to work within the boundaries of the curriculum but still deliver project based, independent lessons that develop soft skills and cater for the needs of the individual child.

See what you think!

If you like my strategy, try it tomorrow. I promise it works.

9 Comments On This Topic
  1. Shane O’Malley
    8 months ago

    I really found this helpful. I am a secondary history teacher in an international school. I have not had access to CPS for a couple of years. I will try to implement this in my new school next year.

    • Gavin McCormack
      8 months ago

      Great

  2. Madhu Bhatia Garg
    8 months ago

    Hey Gavin this is amazing. I am going to share your inputs with all my teachers , I am going to share the video.What a beautiful way to spark curiosity among the kids! Thankyou so much.

    • Gavin McCormack
      8 months ago

      Thanks

  3. Emma Koop
    8 months ago

    Hi Gavin! My colleagues and I heard you speak at the Positive Schools Conference in Sydney and were totally inspired to bring some Montessori into our mainstream school. We have been working on basing our lessons around questions /phenomena (rather than traditional subjects) so that our students are solving authentic problems in an integrated approach. We love your ideas about inspiring the students with the most interesting information and allowing them to set the direction. We are also interested the idea of the students setting their own timetable. You have given us an exciting new challenge. Thank you!

    • Gavin McCormack
      8 months ago

      This is amazing. If you want me to run a PD at your school I’m happy to come over!!!

  4. Nissi Pearl
    8 months ago

    I was learning and enjoying teacher Gavin. Story telling is vital.

  5. Nissi Pearl
    8 months ago

    I do this in my class. I ask them to teach the class and then I teach them to teach.

  6. Maggie Hlywa
    8 months ago

    This is a great way to make each student an ” expert” and contributing in the classroom, and a way of creating a collaborative environment with students. Love this!

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