Outstanding Teaching:Teaching Backwards
In an era when schools and teachers often seem to operate at one hundred miles an hour, Teaching Backwards offers a more reflective and measured approach to teaching and learning.
Where many teachers focus on delivering content in a linear fashion, those who teach backwards start with the end in mind.
This means that they know in advance what levels of knowledge, attitude, skills and habits they expect their learners to achieve, they define and demystify ambitious goals, and they establish their students’ starting points before they start to plan and teach.
Teaching Backwards ensures that learners consistently make great progress over time, and offers a practical, hands-on manual for teachers to further develop their attitudes, skills and habits of excellence both for themselves and for their learners.
This book is the follow-up to the best-selling Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners. It is based on the analysis of thousands of hours of primary and secondary lessons, part of Osiris Education’s Outstanding Teaching Intervention programme over the last seven years.
About the Author
Andy Griffith is the co-creator of the Outstanding Teaching Intervention (OTI) and is a director of MALIT Ltd. He has helped teachers and whole schools move up to Ofsted’s Outstanding grade by offering practical advice and getting teachers to try new ways of working with their students. Andy has won a national training award and has written and consulted for a number of organisations including LEAs and Comic Relief.
Mark Burns is a leading trainer with Osiris Educational and a director of MALIT Limited and has a wealth of experience from his twelve years of teaching. He contributed significantly to the development of the Outstanding Teaching Intervention (OTI) and his work with both individual teachers and schools has helped them move up Ofsted levels. This work has been recognised by Ofsted as well as being shortlisted for the TES Awards.
Authors: Griffith and Burns Pub 2014 UK Pb 308 pages