Sticky Teaching and Learning

How to make your students remember what you teach them

By: Caroline Bentley-Davies


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Size222mm x 182mm
PublishedJune 2021

Written by Caroline Bentley-Davies, Sticky Teaching and Learning: How to make your students remember what you teach them provides busy teachers with a toolkit of practical techniques designed to make learning as sticky' as possible for their students.

During her work as a teacher trainer and revision expert, Caroline Bentley-Davies noticed that educators are clamouring for guidance on how to help their students remember the content covered in their lessons.

In this book, Caroline answers that call by identifying the teaching techniques that contribute most effectively to long-term learning. She then sets out how to deliver content in such a way that it stays in pupils' memories for longer and leads to greater independence and better exam performance.

Underpinned by a blend of research and theory, the tried-and-tested approaches are closely tied to classroom realities that will be familiar to all teachers. She delves into the role of planning as an important foundation for achieving long-term retention and improved recall on the part of students, and also shares guidance on how to secure maximum participation – so that there are no passengers sitting on the sidelines of the lesson.

Caroline also shares a toolkit of 50 engaging, tried-and-tested strategies designed to help teachers ensure that their students remember what they teach them – and, throughout the book, she provides thinking points and actions to encourage teachers' reflections upon their own classroom practice.

Suitable for all teachers and senior leaders looking to improve their pupils' learning and attainment.

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Caroline Bentley-Davies

Caroline Bentley-Davies is an adviser, consultant and coach for teachers and school leaders. She runs training and observes lessons across the UK and overseas. She has trained thousands of teachers and is the author of many bestselling books, including How to be an Amazing Teacher and How to be an Amazing Middle Leader.


  1. In this engaging and relevant book, Caroline Bentley-Davies presents the reader with a wide range of practical, well-structured and techniques designed to enhance recall, retention and retrieval. The all-embracing toolkit of strategies pinpoints key methods to help generate learners’ enthusiasm and boost their desire to know more.

    This is an excellently structured text with stimulating and thought-provoking ‘thinking point’ sections within each chapter. Readers may well find the thinking points as good starters for discussion for short, targeted departmental CPD sessions.

    Caroline’s strategies will bring learning to life for learners at all levels, and her book will be particularly useful in schools and colleges as students return to the normality of group learning after the coronavirus lockdowns. In addition, it will provide an excellent framework for promoting ‘catch up’ programmes while also supporting the regeneration of teachers’ enthusiasm.

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