I recently taught sketching regions on graphs from inequalities, and decided to provide a scaffold to support the initial acquisition of the skill. I describe the lesson in more depth here.
In this post I reflect on a short clip of John Hattie talking about the low effect size of inquiry learning, and give an example of how this might be interpreted in the context of me learning photography at the moment. Over the last couple of years I have really swung from pushing discovery based methods to a more explicit approach, but I am aware that I have probably swung a little too far in the other direction. There is definitely value in the ideas of inquiry, but it is where it comes in the sequence of learning that has changed for me.
We are in the process of creating a document defining what great teaching looks like at our school. I go into a bit more depth, and give the first draft of 12 principles here.
I recently reread this classic by Daisy Christodoulou, and took notes on my main takeaways. You can find a blog post linking to my notes here.