Right is right in a KS1 classroom

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Questioning is a common feature of classroom teaching. Brualdi’s (1998) research suggests that many teachers ask more than 300 questions per day! In order to support our pupils’ progress, we need to think carefully about the way that we construct and use questions in the classroom. In this clip, we see a teacher maintain high expectations in the classroom through their use of the ‘Right is right’ strategy (Lemov 2015) during questioning. This strategy means that incomplete or partially correct answers are not accepted straight away. Instead, pupils are prompted to complete the answer by being asked to re-phrase or develop the original response. As you watch this video of classroom practice from West Monkton School, you’ll be provided with a series of prompts and pauses for reflection throughout. Use these prompts individually, or with colleagues, to contemplate the teacher’s practice.  Once you’ve watched the video, take some time to reflect on what the teacher has done,

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    Angela Murphy

    So important to use questioning to challenge pupils and raise level of expectation – great use of facial expression, tone of voice and praise to support this.

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    Lydia Marsh

    The technique used by the teacher is showing the class that she has high expectations and is an effective way of challenging the pupils to build on the original response

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    Gemma Goulding

    The teacher used this technique really well in this video, incorporating praise and challenging the pupils to think more carefully about the terminology they need to use

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