SHAPE is a simple, but powerful metaphor for capturing the underpinning syntax of creative teaching.
In this youtube video, I outline the origen, pedagogical basis, and practical application of SHAPE.
Once you connect SHAPE to the Core Principles of Learning, the key heuristics of effective and creative teaching should become apparent – understanding how they work. Its a bit like a great cake – the core princiuples are the solid cake structure, SHAPE provides the tasty icing – a sweet metaphor (he says hopefully).
After that, as with all learning, its about desire, persistence and practice to develop competence.