Using Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction with SEND pupils with Dr Susie Nyman

Are you familiar with Rosenshine’s 10 principles of instruction? Rosenshine’s principles are based on evidence-informed teaching and enhance teacher performance in the classroom. They are to be implemented into everyday teaching for simplicity and clarity and underpin any effective approach to instruction in lessons:

  1. Daily review
  2. Presenting new material in small steps (consequently reducing cognitive overload)
  3. Asking questions
  4. Presenting models
  5. Guided student practice (by practising retrieval, questioning and appropriate help)
  6. Checking for student understanding
  7. Achieving an elevated success rate of 80%
  8. Providing scaffolding (facilitating incremental mastery of a skill or concept)
  9. Independent practice
  10. Weekly and monthly review

Dr Susie Nyman joins Dale for today’s podcast ‘Using Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction with SEND Students’. Susie gives an insight into how the 10 principles can be implemented in the classroom with SEND students. Listen to hear innovative strategies and solutions she has used first-hand whilst working in the classroom at The Sixth Form College, Farnborough and at The Oratory School.

Dr Susie Nyman

About Dr Susie Nyman

Dr Susie Nyman is passionate about discovering how children learn and supporting them in ways which enable them to succeed. She was appointed as a Biology teacher at The Sixth Form College Farnborough in 1995, and subsequently as Curriculum Manager for Health and Social Care where she has worked ever since. 

Susie strives to raise students’ achievements and support them in ways which enables them to succeed.  She works with her students deploying a range of innovative and Multi-sensory teaching techniques to assist their learning including her ‘Equality and Diversity Tree’ and famous puppets! 

Additionally, she has provided training to PGCE students at Kingston University, and in a number of local schools and colleges on teaching strategies. Since February 2017, Susie has presented seminars on ‘Multi-sensory Techniques’ at The Learning Differences Conventions in Australia, Richmond College, The Helen Arkell Centre, Bell House, The Oratory School, The National Education Show and The Tes SEN Shows in London and Manchester.   

Recently, she was filmed ‘in action’ for The British Dyslexia Association as well as Oaka Books, and the footage is available on YouTube. Subsequently, she has written a chapter about ‘Multi-sensory Teaching’ in the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide and ‘The Multi-sensory Teaching Toolkit’ by Oaka Books. 

In recognition of over 21 years continued service at The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Susie has been nominated three times by the College for the ‘Tes FE Teacher of the Year Award’. This is an honour of which she is immensely proud. 

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