Does Cold-Calling mean no hands up? A teacher’s perspective

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Becky gives her advice regarding using hand raising and Cold-Calling together. Becky's school has created a culture in which the students understand that they could be called upon, even if their hands aren’t raised. There is no one set rule when using these strategies and ultimately they are teaching techniques that have the intention of increasing student participation and thinking time. 

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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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