High-impact teaching practice videos and group facilitation guides
The following videos and group facilitation guides examine the AERO Tried and Tested practices and instructional decision-making in Ochre lessons. In nine short videos, Ochre Teacher-Creators explain how mastery learning, formative assessment and explicit instruction are used in their maths, English and science lessons. Each video has an accompanying group facilitation guide.
How to use them
The guides offer a suggested outline for facilitating a group professional learning session, where teachers can reflect on their own practice. The videos are available to be used as additional supports.
Resources on this page:
Explicit instruction videos and group facilitation guide
Mastery learning videos and group facilitation guide
Formative assessment videos and group facilitation guide
Instruction that is explicit involves fully explaining and effectively demonstrating what students need to learn. This form of instruction accords with what we know about how the human brain works (that is, that learning happens most efficiently when teaching is clear, systematic and does not leave students to construct or discover information without any guidance).
In this video, Sue Davis explains how she uses explicit instruction in her maths lessons.
In this video, Melissa Garstang-Leary explains how she uses explicit instruction in her English lessons.
Mastery learning is a way of designing units of work so that: 1. each task (or set of tasks) focuses on a particular learning objective; and 2. students must master a task in order to move onto the next one.
Formative assessment refers to the variety of methods teachers use to gather and interpret information about student learning as learning is taking place.