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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Differentiation and scaffolding These two are the closest relations in a teacher mind, so close that they’re the most often confused terms. Differentiation (to me) is providing stretch and challenge to […]
Every teacher needs their arsenal of places to go for inspiration, from colleagues to books. One absolutely fantastic source of ideas is Pinterest! It’s an international site with ideas and tips […]
I’m on a mission this year to make marking across my faculty the best in school! Want to join me? Marking I want teachers across my faculty to mark in […]
New to a school? New to a Department or Faculty? Everyone is new at some point, don’t worry about it! Six years ago I was new in a Department, two […]
Have you set some professional target this year? Have you started the appraisal process yet? Here are 2 top tips for your appraisal so you walk into your meeting […]
What’s inside the doodle book for teachers.. The book This is ‘the’ doodle book for teachers – I designed it to act both as an inspiration for improving classroom practice […]
September saw the release of Teach, Reflect, Doodle My 1st book for teachers has finally been published! Teach, Reflect, Doodle! (Available here ) It’s been over two years now since I […]
I want to say a huge thank you to the teachers out there who are buying, using and finding my teaching resources so very useful at Primary and Secondary across […]
Really short post to point teachers towards the recent feature in Teach Secondary magazine which discusses the rationale behind the design of my class room resources. Did I mention my […]
This post explores similar areas for improvement identified in Ofsted reports from schools across the country at various levels of grading.
I've helped put together this teaching and learning tips magazine. And in the spirit of sharing good practice a free copy can be downloaded here
I've been asked to present at the upcoming Bloomsbury TeachMeetBooks FREE event - info on how you can sign up to attend here ...
That time of year again – Exams for some subjects start in just 15 school weeks – it’s vital you examine current attainment data now and take smart intervention action to make sure […]
I've created this 'quick start' guide for anyone who wants to try and implement a colour coded assessment methodology in their department, faculty or whole school. Download for free.
Reflecting on term one plus - FREE ppt used in NQT CPD session.
It’s the holiday season! What are your plans? I’ll be spending the entire holiday with my family, they help me recharge my batteries, gain perspective and inspire new ideas. […]
Rationale behind new marking policy explained and FREE downloads for you to use if you want to create a similar time saving marking and feedback policy.
FREE resource to accompany Hr of CODE activities in December (great if you're in an IT room before Xmas)
This post shares how I plan (on a Sunday) for the week ahead, and a FREE download of the resource I created to help me.
This post is about easing the marking workload by using an idea that’s well known among Primary teachers but (seemingly) less so amongst Secondary.
This post covers how colouring might help calm some frustrated learners...
It's a little bit more than colour coding, but that's a good start on the road to improved productivity!
Find and view your school and others by rating on a useful map of the UK...
Did you join in #teacher5adaysketch? I did, I've shared my sketches here for you. Keep an eye out for the #teacher5aday hashtag
Here you can download the free KS3 Assessment sheets I've designed to support the changes in assessment we've begun this year.
A simple start to assessing without levels - and directions to further reading and support online.
This post suggests a SMARTer way to approach intervention activities in your lessons.
This post looks at how to best communicate a school improvement message!
This post aims to suggest some solutions to the problems faced in the classroom by learners having low reading ages and poor literacy skills.
This post will give you advice and tips covering two areas; How to plan to enable feedback action How to make action visible
This post looks at two things: What is pupil progress? How do you evidence it in lessons and over time?
A FREE 5min plan to help you manage the UCAS process with your tutees
FREE assessment e-safety resource used with Yr7 at the start of the academic year.
Quick, easy and FREE web design starter activity
FREE resource designed to improve learners ability to question
FREE resources to support teaching CTECH ICT with 6th form
FREE plenary resource 'the Knowledge shake'
FREE resource to help staff get more out of CPD sessions by taking better notes
FREE resource to make your feedback stand out on the page
FREE teacher feedback resource designed to match the resources already on sale.