Date
20 November 2019

Support thinking using recommended approaches

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Key areas where students may need support’

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Support processing

Support processing

Use visuals, repetition and positive reinforcement when presenting content.
  • Offer frequent opportunities for students to move into pairs or groups to discuss their thinking.
  • Use photo boards and posters as tools to support students’ recall and retrieval skills.
  • Give lots of positive reinforcement when introducing new information or instructions.
  • Slow down. Allow time to process information and to formulate responses.

Utilise mind mapping tools

Utilise mind mapping tools

Introduce students to a range of mind mapping tools, such as Popplet.

Model how they can be used across all learning areas to support thinking and planning.

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Graphic organizers

Publisher: For The Teachers

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Time Timer (visual timer for visual people!)

Publisher: Time Timer

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Popplet

Publisher: Notion

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Key areas to support”:

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