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 […]
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!
A little doodle with a marker pen and the pad of A3 paper someone had left on my desk on Friday afternoon resulted in this design for a desk pad.
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 […]
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 […]
I've helped put together this teaching and learning tips magazine. And in the spirit of sharing good practice a free copy can be downloaded here
I've created this 'quick start' guide for anyone who wants to try and implement a colour coded assessment methodology in their department, faculty or whole school. Download for free.
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.
Here you can download the free KS3 Assessment sheets I've designed to support the changes in assessment we've begun this year.
This post looks at two things: What is pupil progress? How do you evidence it in lessons and over time?
A FREE 5min plan to help you manage the UCAS process with your tutees
FREE assessment e-safety resource used with Yr7 at the start of the academic year.
Quick, easy and FREE web design starter activity
FREE resource designed to improve learners ability to question
FREE resources to support teaching CTECH ICT with 6th form
FREE plenary resource 'the Knowledge shake'
FREE resource to help staff get more out of CPD sessions by taking better notes
FREE resource to make your feedback stand out on the page
FREE teacher feedback resource designed to match the resources already on sale.
FAB FREE lesson starter resource!
Some advice on stretch and challenge ...
Iv'e started a comic book club... "read all about it"...
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 […]
How has technology had an impact on society? If you’re over 25 you might be able to list a number of ways, that’d be because you’ve seen those developments, before […]
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). […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Assessment for Learning #EduSketchNote Some visualised thoughts on assessment for learning in your classroom. Please follow and like us:
Interview? If Ofsted is the ‘Grim Reaper’ then I don’t know what interviews are because they make me more nervous than the big O! From September I’m starting a new […]
Having struggled with really low responses to homework as a school, the most effective homework actions seem to be in departments at our school who have tried the #takeawayhomework approach […]
Sketchnote looking at how to support a trainee teacher…notes from a mentor. Please follow and like us:
Why do people leave them till last? Objectives are a starting point. You start projects with objectives, you start a journey with a destination (objective!) in mind! So why why […]
Downloadable resource to use when discussing this topic with staff. Please follow and like us:
The disengaged student Ever had that one student who struggles with any task longer than about 5 minutes, and as a result is disruptive and often asked to leave? If […]
Morpeth Floods 2008 More images can be accessed by clicking HERE In 2008 I lived and worked in Northumberland, living in the town of Morpeth when it flooded. Being an […]
Concise communication A simple resource designed to encourage students to be concise in their communication. The challenge I set is to work in pairs, one pose the question, the other […]
World Book Day Thursday 6th March 2014 Young boys generally read less and struggle more in English class at school. Sad but true. However it doesn’t have to be or […]
“Marking is the least favorite part of teaching” Most teachers would seem to say that! But effective marking is the not so secret tool in the battle towards outstanding learning! […]
Coding Coding Coding You’re not going to escape coding any times soon, certainly not in the next couple of years as the government and more vocal coding teachers push its […]
ifaketext.com Saw a screenshot of this web resource tweeted ages ago and only just got back to looking at it this week! Simple idea Type in both sides of a […]
Innovative approach to praise & Reward Games, be they being played at home on a console, or in school on a phone students love games. A colleague was very keen […]