Teacher Training Films: Scaffolding

Review and build

Teaching any content is futile if we never revisit it. But do we need to repeat content the same way each time? In language-teaching, we can build knowledge by ‘spiralling’ back through the foundation blocks we have already laid down, adding new vocabulary and knowledge all the time. See if you can spot this principle at work in these clips.


Progression planning

In these clips, look out for evidence that the teacher has planned the lesson with longer-term progression in mind. How does this show itself? How does your own teaching fit in to a longer-term plan? And are your students aware of their longer-term goals? Involving students in their own progression is a useful tool in maintaining a happy, productive learning environment.