Are you a fan of the starter, main and plenary approach to teaching? Is it still the most effective way to run a lesson? Would you prefer a different way to conduct teaching in the classroom? ‘In the earliest phases of training, teachers are introduced to three-stage lessons. The simplicity of the starter/main/plenary approach allows teachers to break learning into phases. The issue for me is that learning doesn’t work in these big chunks. As a way of conceptualising the importance of different lesson phases, starters, mains and plenaries are a good introduction – but that’s where it stops. Lessons need to be planned more intricately than this if we want students to truly succeed and teachers to be able to respond effectively to misconceptions in learning.’ Adam Riches is a specialist leader of education and lead teacher in English https://www.tes.com/news/its-time-banish-three-part-lesson-good What alternatives do you think could replace the starter, main and plenary method?