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tips4teaching PODCAST

Last summer I started a Podcast. Don’t worry if you missed it, it didn’t last long. The busiest year of teaching got in the way! However like a phoenix from […]

4 Stretch & Challenge ideas tested

Welcome to my latest 1/2 termly post! This time a quick run down of 4 stretch and challenge activities I tested last term in my classrooms. That’s in my Yr7 […]

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 […]

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4 Stretch & Challenge ideas tested

Welcome to my latest 1/2 termly post! This time a quick run down of 4 stretch and challenge activities I tested last term in my classrooms. That’s in my Yr7 […]

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!

Differentiation

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 […]

Ada Lovelace Day (October 9th)

Do you know who Ada Lovelace is? Did you know she was instrumental in the invention of the modern computer? Did you know she was a close friend and collaborator with Charles Babbage?

Remember, they remember…

There are moments that you remember all your life, for example… and… Short post this, but its important to remember that teachers are as memorable as the clips you just […]

The Art of Observing

Seeing is believing Being able to observe good teaching and learning is an art! It’s something that comes with practice. There are a number of obstacles in the way of […]

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 […]

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 […]