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8 Ofsted tips

This post explores similar areas for improvement identified in Ofsted reports from schools across the country at various levels of grading.

Diary update

I've been asked to present at the upcoming Bloomsbury TeachMeetBooks FREE event - info on how you can sign up to attend here ...

Relax, take stock, rethink…

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. […]

New Marking Policy 2016

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.

Hour of Code 2015

FREE resource to accompany Hr of CODE activities in December (great if you're in an IT room before Xmas)

Planning a successful week

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.

A calming space

This post covers how colouring might help calm some frustrated learners...

Life beyond levels

A simple start to assessing without levels - and directions to further reading and support online.

Progress is…

This post looks at two things: What is pupil progress? How do you evidence it in lessons and over time?

Teacher feedback

FREE teacher feedback resource designed to match the resources already on sale.

Coming soon…

Although #ValuableVocab is being updated on a regular basis I wanted to sign post my readers to some upcoming posts… Keep going – In light of the shocking ‘fall out’ […]

#ValuableVocab Day 10

#ValuableVocb Challenge your learners one word at a time – try using todays word in all your lessons today and see what impact it has! Join in the conversation on […]

#ValuableVocab Day 9

#ValuableVocb Challenge your learners one word at a time – try using todays word in all your lessons today and see what impact it has! Join in the conversation on […]

#ValuableVocab Day 8

#ValuableVocb Challenge your learners one word at a time – try using todays word in all your lessons today and see what impact it has! Join in the conversation on […]

#ValuableVocab Day 7

#ValuableVocb Challenge your learners one word at a time – try using todays word in all your lessons today and see what impact it has! Join in the conversation on […]

#ValuableVocab Day 6

#ValuableVocb Challenge your learners one word at a time – try using todays word in all your lessons today and see what impact it has! Join in the conversation on […]

#ValuableVocab Day 5

#ValuableVocb Challenge your learners one word at a time – try using todays word in all your lessons today and see what impact it has! Please follow and like us:

#ValuableVocab Day 4

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#ValuableVocab Day 3

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#ValuableVocab day 2

This post is designed to help you improve teaching and learning one word at a time! #ValuableVocab We know the vocabulary linked to Blooms Taxonomy is important, we know that, […]

#ValuableVocab Day one

This post is designed to help you improve teaching and learning one word at a time! #ValuableVocab We know the vocabulary linked to Blooms Taxonomy is important, we know that, […]

Quick video tips all in one place

Quick tips This is a post to link readers to my 30 second (occasionally longer) teaching tip videos on FaceBook. The page is growing with every video added and being positively received […]

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 🙂 — Please follow and like us:

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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