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HuntingEnglish's Top Ten Explanation Tips

Posted by: leelefever on May 20, 2013- 11:54am

Categories: analogy, Art of Explanation, metaphor, stories, teaching

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English teacher Alex Quigley (@HuntingEnglish) recently shared his top ten explanation tips: A few gems: 1. ‘Know what the students know’ when planning your explanation: All great teachers have an excellent knowledge of their students. This knowledge is paramount in pitching the explanation just right. Vygotsky’s ‘zone of proximal development’ is key here – the explanation should be matched to the audience: not too complex as to be unintelligible to the students, but not too simple or... Continue Reading