During my prac my school is very big on the WALT and WILF and students expect this to be outlined at the beginning and end of each lesson everyday.
WALT – refers to What are learning to
WILF – refers to What are we looking for
At the beginning of every lesson the students are given the WALT & WILF and my students had to record this and write it into their work books, all my lessons over my prac were based around the WALT & WILF. I found it very easy to pick up and use and I also found that it made my planning more smoothly overall.
At the end of each lesson we would refer back to the WALT & WILF ensuring that we had covered each aspect.
Another thing my school is very big on which I love is the I DO, WE DO, YOU DO (explicit teaching framework).
Combining both WALT, WILF and the explicit teaching framework made my teaching experience very enjoyable and pleasant.
There are many different approaches schools like to adapt but I have found that the WALT & WILF along with the I DO, WE DO, YOU DO very effective and its something I will be adapting to within my teaching pedagogy.