The second principle is "Present new material in small steps with student practice after each step." Do I do this? [Embarrassed pause]
The first principle is "Begin a lesson with a short review of previous learning." So do I do this? Er... sometimes.
This is a meditation (guided, ha ha) about the article 'Principles of Instruction: Research-Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know' by Barak Rosenshine and how I might be able to apply its ideas in an English classroom.
The other day, I opened the door to my Year 9 English class and saw something unusual. The students saw it too. We all stood around and gaped at it in awe.
On using mnemonics to remember some particularly tricky metres.