EPIC Teaching – C = Challenge

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

The C of EPIC stands for Challenge.

So what does challenge look like in the classroom?

Here are some suggestions:

  • AFL
  • Being happy to make mistakes
  • Being part of a group
  • Classroom climate – safe but challenging
  • Clear understanding of aims and success
  • Confidence
  • Differentiated questioning, open-ended
  • Extend all abilities
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • High expectations
  • Higher order thinking – explaining answers
  • Independent learning
  • Length of tasks – quick/fast paced
  • New experiences
  • Working outside the box

Please add your own suggestions with a comment below.


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