Retrieval practice ideas This is an easy edit for your institution resource. Simple ideas which learners who are working from home over the coming weeks can use to help them […]
“Hands up if you…” Nutshell Allow learners to put up their hands to answer a question. Sometimes this method does have a use! How to do this This is a […]
An easy way to snapshot whole class progress and understanding.
A quick and easy assessment idea you can make use of in any lesson. Nutshell: Have learners reflect on what has gone well and what they would have improved their […]
This is a fascinating read, I'd recommend every teacher to read it but most certainly middle and more senior leaders!
Questioning to support assessment I was asked this question on twitter recently: How can one use questioning and feedback to contribute to the assessment process? @tips4teachingUK — Aqsalogic (@aqsalogic) February […]
Would you record yourself teaching to help you reflect? Do you have a mobile device with you in class? (iPad, chrome book, phone) If you do have one, have you […]
Booking a Computer room might seem like the answer to the end of your stressful week but as with all things in teaching, if you fail to plan you plan […]
Reflecting on your own practice is not always easy. When you’ve had a bad day, for example, the last thing you want to do is reflect and think ‘Where did […]
NQT/ITT programmes vary from institution to institution. Keeping on top of your standards evidence remains a worry for many NQTs and Trainees. For reference check out the Government NQT standards […]
This is a really personal episode for me, I interview my brother who is a Youth Worker for a charity in the North East of England.
Safeguarding is a critical part of what we do as teachers. It is the responsibility of every member of staff in school to report safeguarding concerns (teacher or not). Safeguarding […]
Here are 4 tips to help you develop your subject knowledge this year...
As teachers we can spend a lot of our time dealing with behaviour that falls short of our expectations, and we can actually fall out of the habit of giving […]
Using subject specific vocabulary often is key...
4 assessment tips that make use of sticky notes 1. The sticky starter Give each student a sticky note as they walk into your room; on the board have the […]
“Code your own website, app and game and develop real coding skills in this fun guide to coding for beginners” Get Coding – from Walker Books This is firstly a […]
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?
An easy to deliver challenge for the start of any lesson. All you need are two different coloured sticky notes and a ppt slide. As students enter your room hand […]
It is always a pleasure to be invited to write for Innovate My School. My latest feature focuses on how to develop the mindset of an innovator and how to […]
In this episode of Teacher Talk Laura and Paul talk with Drew, a new Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for the Arts ‘big picture’. Listen and subscribe now via your […]
Stretch and Challenge is right at the top of my ‘must tackle’ list this year! With that in mind I created these little Stretch and Challenge slips! I’m a bit […]
Arts in Education In this Episode Paul and Laura talk about the Arts in Education and in particular what Laura as a Lead Practitioner for Art does to promote the […]
In episode 2 of the tips4teaching podcast I reflect on my questioning technique during a drive home. The podcast becomes Teacher Talk and introduces our new co-host Laura in episode […]
In this first episode of the new tips4teaching Podcast (which gets an overhaul at episode three with the introduction of awesome co-host Laura!) I reflect on my practice, in particular […]
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 […]
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 […]
Assessing on the go! The marking pile adds up quickly so any way to reduce that pile in my office at the end of a long day was worth […]
Talk about teaching I was recently invited for the second time to speak about this wonderful profession at the Ark Academies Teach2017 conference (this time in Birmingham) The staging for […]
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!
Wellbeing is a topic so very close to my heart, the more I talk to teachers around the UK the more I’m hearing horror stories about treatment of staff by […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]