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Lesson Approach

Halsnead Non-Core Teaching Approach


The Halsnead teaching approach is a structure that supports the retention and application of knowledge and vocabulary. It can be remembered through the acronym SMARTER.

It is based on the principles of metacognition and encourages children to plan, monitor and evaluate their own learning. 


The SMARTER lesson approach

Start with retention

Map it

Ask a big question

Read the objective

Today’s knowledge and vocabulary

Engage in learning

Retention and application tasks