10% Braver

We have this saying at my new school (Aureus School); “Be 10% braver as often as possible”. My 10% braver today was speaking on (& off) stage at the Ark […]

Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is hugely important, it’s not a fad, it’s how you build resilient learners! I’m witnessing the benefit of students having developed a growth mindset and its enabling me to teach much more challenging computing lessons than I had originally thought I would!

An easy AFL ‘win’…

Peer Assessment, an easy AFL ‘win’ in any classroom! When you’re starting out in teaching ‘AFL’ seems to be a huge aspect of the job, so full of options and […]

Stretch and challenge

I like to keep things simple, if something is simple and effective don’t over complicated it! Bloom’s to stretch and challenge. This image is designed to be used in CPD, […]

Feedback most common…

One of the most shared tips of mine is printing on sticky notes to help you get ahead of the feedback train! Let me say this though: THIS SHOULD NEVER […]

Predicting outcomes

What happens if… One way I like to assess learners understanding is to ask them if they can predict the outcomes of given scenarios. This is useful because the level […]

Sharing knowledge

Know it? Share it! One of my favourite ways to assess students understanding of a topic I’ve taught is to ask them to share their new knowledge/skill with a new […]

teachershop.co.uk

Welcome to the online shop with one goal: Get high impact, low cost resources into the hands of every teacher teaching in the UK! Since I designed the teaching resources […]

New term challenges

A new term is on the horizon, what’s your challenges? For me there is a very busy two 1/2 terms ahead, coursework and exam prep being at the forefront of […]

Differentiation in 3 words

How do I make this easier? Differentiation is a real headache for many teachers, it’s something I see many training days focusing on and many teachers being told to brush […]

Hands up AFL

Another new video tip Hands up & then some…part of a new series designed to support assessment for learning in the classroom. From dead simple tips to the more interesting ideas that […]

AFL tips

New video tips for 2017 …Part of a new series designed to support assessment for learning in the classroom. From dead simple tips to the more interesting ideas that take […]

4 AFL practices

Showing assessment and progress over time on a coursework course. I teach the CiDA ICT course, the learners have to create a number of digital products. One could be tempted […]

Teach, Reflect, Doodle is on the list!

Last week @Teachertoolkit published a fabulous post sharing his reading list for 2017 (you can read the post here)  all those books on education he’s selected and put to one […]

My first Book

A long time ago in a classroom now far far away from where I’m sitting now… Boy: “Miss, I want to be a writer when I grow up” Miss: (failing […]

Inspection ready (Middle Leaders)

Middle Leader unsure if you are fully prepared for an inspection? Preparing for an inspection isn’t easy, there’s a lot to pull together and plan. Everyone knows inspections require late […]