Teacher T-Shirts…

¬†I’ve put some designs together for fun t-shirts, depending on likes and requests I hope to make them available for summer time purchasing ūüôā — Please follow and like us:

More than words

Use these words in your objectives¬†and see the ‘wow’ effect! Please follow and like us:

The Purple pen…

This video is a huge hit over on the FaceBook page, how to increase pupil engagement in reflective activities with just a pen….and possibly a feather! Please follow and like […]

NEW RESOURCE

Feedback and Reflection resource This resource is a template for you to print and create your own feedback and reflection slips to use in lessons. Print then on paper or […]

AFL – One way to use sticky notes…

Quick tip to make (some) AFL faster AFL doesn’t have to be about writing pages and page of feedback, sometimes for some comments you find you have to repeat often […]

AFL – tips for getting it done

It’s not rocket science, but (particularly) if you are a trainee, or NQT, just getting started with your assessments is a challenge. This 30second tip filled video is designed to […]

New Planner and Resources social media advert

All you need to know about the BiteSize Lesson Planner and Classroom Resources designed to make teachers lives easier and their teaching more engaging and effective. The video includes feedback […]

Challenge made easy

Add just 3 words to increase challenge A really easy start to increasing challenge in your lessons by just using 3 words more often. This 1st video gives you the […]

Peer Assessment Quick tip

Part of a new series of quick tips…. Peer Assessment and using vocabulary in class… View this video on YouTube & the FaceBook page where you can discuss Peer Assessment […]

FaceBook – Schemes of work discussion

Over on the new FaceBook page… I’m asking the question ‘what needs to be in a Scheme of Work?’. Schemes of Work or Learning Plans are vital tools; teachers and […]

Carry On Teachers…

Light entertainment It’s 1/2 term so we need to find some time to smile, relax and as our students say ‘chill’. My methods of relaxation include cycling, reading, drawing, and […]

We’ve joined FaceBook

Always start a New Year with something new, and for me it’s joining FaceBook. I’ve been told FaceBook is a perfect place to more quickly share ideas and have more […]

Ordering full sets of resources

Ordering Classroom Support Slips from YPO YPO site now has all my resources listed and the BiteSize planners! Here’s the links and order codes to help you out with placing […]

Happy Christmas

Seasons Greetings   As a Merry Christmas treat to some of my followers I’ve sent out some samples of my new Classroom Resources. Thank you to all of you who’ve […]

Response to Resources release

So SO rewarding to see such possitive responses to my teaching resources already! Huge thank you to everyone who’s ordered resources and planners and those that have shared their kind […]

Video Blog

First video blog post, have been meaning to try this for a long while. Be kind viewers, be kind! For¬†ordering and info on the classroom resoucres follow this link Paul […]

The BiteSize Lesson Planner

The BiteSize Lesson Planner The Planner started out as a way of condensing a 3 page planned only used by teacher when they were being observed into something more practical […]

Classroom Resource #7 Vocabulary pt2

The full set of resources will be onsite from¬†YPO¬†and¬†Amazon¬†before the end of the year, in time for you to purchase ready for the new term in January. Click the link […]

Classroom Resources #6 Progress

The full set of resources will be onsite from¬†YPO¬†and¬†Amazon¬†before the end of the year, in time for you to purchase ready for the new term in January. Contact me via […]

Classroom Resources #5 Peer/Self Assessment

The full set of resources will be onsite from¬†YPO¬†and¬†Amazon¬†before the end of the year, in time for you to purchase ready for the new term in January. CLICK TO ORDER […]

Classroom Support #4 Objectives

The full set of resources will be onsite from¬†YPO¬†and¬†Amazon¬†before the end of the year, in time for you to purchase ready for the new term in January. Contact me via […]

Classroom Support #3 Vocabulary Review

The full set of resources will be onsite from¬†YPO¬†and¬†Amazon¬†before the end of the year, in time for you to purchase ready for the new term in January. CLICK TO ORDER […]

Classroom Resources #2 Peer Assessment

The full set of resources will be onsite from¬†YPO¬†and¬†Amazon¬†before the end of the year, in time for you to purchase ready for the new term in January. Contact me via […]

Classroom Resources #1 Questions Sheets

The full set of resources will be onsite from¬†YPO¬†and¬†Amazon¬†before the end of the year, in time for you to purchase ready for the new term in January. CLICK TO ORDER […]

Apprentice style feedback?

As I continue my quest to find ways of making AFL easy, effective and interesting I found myself inspired by the Apprentice UK last night (rare can one say that). […]

SUPER Sticker AFL resource

Avengers Assemble Yep, we’re all in a marking frenzy, and I’m sure some of us are over doing the AFL, but in many circles the new focus on AFL is […]

Good practice – AFL in books and folders

In trying to define expectations across the new department this is one of the ‘snap shot’ reminders posters I created, and have since shared whole school. Regardless of anyone preparing […]

Folder inserts

Making folders work for you and learners I’ve talked about this before, and given illustrations of what I meant (here) but I’ve updated the inserts for me new school and […]

wiki page template for learners

Create your own wiki page I’ve seen this a lot recently, some excellent tweets of work others have done, In order to create an activity myself for a class I’ve […]

AFL Stamp crazy – Updated 2014! –

I mentioned in a previous post that I attended an ‘Outstanding Teaching’ course before the summer break, it was a fab course, really inspired me to re-examine how I go […]

e-Safety resources

Sketchnote resources for KS3 E-Safety Every year – all the way up to and including post 16 – needs to have e-safety refreshed. As a way of supporting some classes […]

5th Week as HoD

AFL – setting and maintaining standards 4th Week as HoD has had my focus all about ‘in house’ AFL practice, identifying good practice that exists and signposting the team to […]

4th Week as HoD

Busy, busy , busy Performance management, understanding what Ofsted will expect from me as a HoD and my team if/when they come. And then, Open Evening, an amazing opportunity to […]

3rd Week as HoD

  Meetings, meetings, more meetings       A new skill, meetings, no really attending or running them requires skills! Organising before running a meeting, sending out an agenda (I […]

2nd Week as HoD

Data, data. data – week 2 as HoD I’ve always had a ‘beef’ with data, and I’ve learned why; it’s because in my early teaching career data we thrust towards […]

1st Week as HoD

  What an intense 1st week! Any 1st week is tough, 1st week in teaching, 1st at a new school, 1st in a new role…I’m discovering that new school and […]

Displays by @DanDesignThinking

Classroom Posters I recently bought these two posters from @dadndesignthinking they’re beautifully striking, learners stopped as they came into the room to read them (a good start). Teachers stopped in […]

Tracking – visually

Tracking made visual As a busy (amazingly so) Head of Department I want a way to track every single pupil in my departments care. I want to know what ‘group’ […]

Sketchnotes continued…

I love getting my ideas down on paper, and increasingly visualising them with the idea of others reading them in mind. To that End I’m updating links to the skecthnotes […]

tips4teaching on Vine

6 Second inspiration Having seen some fantastically creative vine videos popping up on Twitter with increasing regularity this year I have signed up to the Twitter owned site myself. You […]

Display your thoughts

Designing and creating effective Theme/Working Walls. A Primary Perspective An underlying vision that I have in my mind when adapting, re-inventing or creating theme/working walls is ‚Äėdon‚Äôt give too much […]

“Getting boys reading”

Guest post by a recently graduated trainee Teacher @Justine1412 Perception – It’s not looking good for the boys It is nationally, if not internationally, perceived that boys are simply not […]