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Accelerated learning

Activity

Design activities that will engage students, consolidate their learning, and provide opportunity for extending understanding.

 

Although it is often necessary for students to practice routine skills (e.g. subtraction), it is often beneficial for them to do so within a varied context (a range of different problems that involve the new skill) - rather than merely as a repetitive act.

 

By providing differentiated activities, you can ensure that more able students are suitably challenged and that students in need of additional help are not left behind or ignored.  Judicious use of classroom assistants can ensure that all students are included in the activity session.

 

Vary the activity so that, over a sequence of lessons, all the intelligences will have been engaged.

 

Linguistic listening speaking reading writing

See Multiple Intelligences pages especially "Appealing to all kinds of learners"

Logical number-work scientific process connecting questioning
Visual-spatial drawing painting modelling
Physical / kinaesthetic doing making acting moving touching
Musical singing making music listening to music - dancing
Naturalist recognising sorting grouping cataloguing
Interpersonal discussing co-operating working in teams
Intrapersonal thinking reflecting imagining
 
Children (and adults) find it difficult to concentrate for lengthy periods of time so consider (physically) moving between activities or use brain-gym exercises for fun and stimulation.

Accelerated learning overview

Learning environment - The big picture - Outcomes - Input - Activity - Demonstration - Review