140+ unique, dual-coded explanations
HOW2s are step-by-step guides to teaching techniques. Unlike text or speech alone, the combination of still visuals and words means there is no need to figure out what to do.
Here are two steps extracted from a HOW2. Simple to follow, right?
Nicolas Quentin, a teacher from Reading, UK, introduces the HOW2s and the teaching strategies they cover.
HOW2s bridge the gap between knowing what the obstacles to student progress are and knowing how to tackle them.
One spend supports all your full- and part-time staff in learning and applying evidence-informed teaching in their classrooms. And it’s even more cost effective for MATs/groups of schools.
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The HOW2s provide us with an exciting, cost‑effective and inspiring way to support our teachers.
Crucially, rooted in evidence, they enable us to develop and share best practice across dynamic networks within our growing family of schools.
HOW2s improve the quality of learning through better teaching.
The universality of the images and the ideas they represent provides a focus for professional dialogue and for dialogue between teachers and students about what worked in the classroom.
The visual element of the HOW2s offer a direct path into what a teaching technique is about, its core pedagogic intent. The fact that the image is paired down and devoid of too much contextual information facilitates teachers to focus on the teaching and learning inherent in the activity and then adapt it to their context to meet the needs of their students, rather than having to work out or guess what to do.
The universality of the images and the ideas they represent provides a focus for professional dialogue (visuals put everyone on the same page — not open to misinterpretation) and for dialogue between teachers and students about what worked in the classroom.
These factors combine to make the complex task of teacher training and development quicker, easier and more effective.