In today's Education Gazette Educational psychologist and teacher Julia Westera is a passionate advocate for reciprocal teaching (RT)
So Julia, what is reciprocal teaching?
Reciprocal teaching is a package of strategies that increases a student’s ability to access and understand what they are reading, especially challenging text. It can also be used for small-group collaborative investigation. It involves four thinking strategies: clarifying, questioning, summarising, and predicting, as well as thinking about thinking strategies (metacognitive instruction).