is my pedagogic method for young people born in the internet-age, based on the big concept of structuring time into specific 'Sprint' periods, punctuated by collaborative reflection:
Within-lesson: Pomodoro-technique ⏳ for focussed solo work is used to bring structure to a lesson:
25m 20m sprints, with option to break focus to ask for tutor guidance (not spoon-feeding) after 5m solo effortBetween-lessons: 🗓 grouped into distinct topic focusses, which are assessed or reviewed before moving on as soon as possible
During my Fulbright Scholarship, I saw software engineers in Silicon Valley tech start-ups use both principles to learn fast in an applied environment & co-ordinate effectively over time. Good pedagogy is a collaborative exercise in experimental learning, not rote spoon-feeding.
Students are encouraged to seek out internet resources, unless specifically revising for a legacy (internet-free) exam setting.
Find out more about the approach on this archived site from when I was toying with launching a scalable venture around the idea when it was shortlisted for Oxford Foundry's Covid-19 Rapid Solutions Builder Fund.
I'm back to using the methodology for my limited 1:1 clientele and occassional small-group revision classes/summer-schools, to help them not only learn faster using online resources, but also learn tools for more self-reliance in future.
Students consistently love it: read on for their feedback!