EPIC Teaching – P = Pace

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

The P of EPIC stands for pace.

So what does pace look like in the classroom. – With pace it is important to remember that pace does not just mean speeding through everything: “Pace, not race.

Here are some suggestions:

  • AFL
  • Allow silence
  • Confident, enthusiastic adult delivery of lesson
  • Controlled – by children
  • Everyone engaged
  • Flexibility
  • Good behaviour management
  • Good planning but ability to adapt
  • High expectations of listening and attention
  • Immediate feedback
  • Knowing when to move on – responding to children
  • Knowing when to slow things down
  • Lesson organisation
  • Names on sticks
  • No hands up
  • No time is lost
  • Pitch & expectations
  • Shape/pattern/structure of lesson
  • Subject knowledge/confidence
  • Talk partners
  • Think about input
  • Time and resource management
  • Time limits
  • Training in basic routines
  • Variety of timed activities
  • Wait for thinkers

Please add your own suggestions with a comment below.

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