Stretch and Challenge for All: Practical
Resources for Getting the Best Out of Every Student is packed with activities to get the most
out of learners in any lessons – in any subject or with any age group.
Torsten Payne set out to write a book that he, as a full-time
teacher, would want to use: crammed full of ideas, strategies and resources –
all explained as quickly and simply as possible. Designed to reduce teacher
workload without compromising on the quality of students’ learning, the
activities will cut down on planning time and really get students thinking.
The easily accessible resources don’t require a lot of explanation
from the teacher but they do encourage students to think for themselves;
developing independence, resilience and metacognitive skills in the process.
There is no ceiling on the potential for learning: see how far students will
stretch themselves when given the challenge.
The activities can be used at any stage of the lesson and include
ideas for: interactive aims, stimulating starters, challenging questions,
writing strategies to stretch the student, showing the progress, plenaries and
revision, and mastering metacognition. Discover practical strategies to add
challenge to all types of lesson, across all subjects and age groups.