Skip to content

Category: education

education

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Millions of ideas ready to be clicked

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 […]