EPIC Teaching – I = Involvement

As part of my top tips for Secondary teachers converting to Primary teaching, tip #3 is make your teaching EPIC

The I of EPIC stands for Involvement.

So what does involvement look like in the classroom?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Active learning
  • Art
  • Being in charge of their own learning – child-led
  • Choice
  • Collaborative learning
  • Dance
  • Differentiation (child-led levels of learning)
  • Drama
  • Everyone engaged (child/adult)
  • Interactive classroom
  • Local community (police, firemen)
  • Music
  • Parent involvement
  • Publishing work – make it real
  • Purposeful learning (audience)
  • Questioning (effective)
  • Self-assessment
  • Sharing ideas
  • Sharing learning outcomes with a wider audience
  • Table “experts” – Mantle of the Expert
  • Talk partners
  • Team teaching, paired classes across years
  • Use of additional adults to maximise impact on learning
  • Vary the groups (pairs, groups, mixed ability, etc.)

Please add your own suggestions with a comment below.

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