Book: Fundamentals of Teaching

The material on this website has been drawn together, extended and published in this easy-access book.

We’ve combined five major sources of evidence and arranged the effective methods into five-steps in the order you will use them to teach a topic. 

Each method has a brain-based explanation and case studies from real teachers using that method.

We’ve called it ‘The Fundamentals of Teaching’ because not only have we only included methods identified by at least two research-reviews, but we are also able to show why these methods work (and why some others do not) by using a simple-to-follow ‘theory of learning’ which emerges from the evidence.

The book itself is quite short and has a good number of illustrations. Each method has at least two references to other sources of explanation for the method.

Teachers tell us that it’s so much easier to try something out if you know why it works rather than just knowing that it works.

The five-step learning cycle