Improvements to teacher notes
We've added 'Advice for planning this session' to most sessions. These give an overview of the session, tips about what to prepare and things to think about when planning. The 'Advice for planning this session' in the first session in a new topic usually includes advice about the whole topic, for example, 'images used in session A, will be used in future sessions' or 'find out what your learners know about Jobcentres'.
Teacher notes now include a wider range of differentiation and extensions for teachers to support learners who finish activities early or who have different levels of English. For learners who find tasks challenging, use the differentiation options. At the same time, we've tried to make differentiation no extra work for teachers. For example, the differentiation suggestion may be about effective classroom management, such as the most effective seating arrangements when doing differentiated activities (eg. extension activities for quicker finishers usually work best if learners of a similar ability are seated near each other). Of course, the most important thing for effective differentiation is knowing your learners' strengths, weaknesses, interests and ambitions so you can plan to meet their needs.
We've reduced the amount of text in the teacher notes and used a 'bullet point' style to make the text more accessible.