What are the challenges when extending Wait Times?

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Becky highlights the challenges faced by teachers when implementing Wait Times and discusses several factors which may influence the effective use of Wait Times. Becky discusses her experience regarding overcoming such challenges as well as the benefits of using this purposeful teaching technique.  

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Becky Anderson

Headteacher at Rivers Primary Academy

Becky Anderson is a Headteacher at a two-form entry Primary school. She is a passionate early years and primary educator, who is dedicated to the process of teaching and learning, implementing teachings of CPL and integrating and adapting different pedagogies. 


Bradley Busch

Psychologist at InnerDrive

Bradley is a chartered psychologist and director of InnerDrive. He is one of the leading experts on how schools and colleges can apply psychological research to improve learning and academic achievement. He is the co-author of The Science of Learning. His particular areas of interest in cognitive science are; retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving and motivation.

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