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.
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 suggests a SMARTer way to approach intervention activities in your lessons.
This post looks at how schools respond to Ofsted inspections...
Use these words in your objectives and see the ‘wow’ effect!
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 […]
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 […]
In dreams… An amusing look at the things we teachers dream about.
A brief post of thoughts… Things you can do now before September to get organised and healthy. Enjoy…
Staying organised… We all start out with the best of intentions about how organised we’re going to be each year; planning our courses, mapping out use of resources etc. etc., […]
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 […]
“It really is exciting to see something you designed on a sheet of paper be created as a ‘real’ product!” Making ‘Outstanding’ quick and easy I’m a fan of taking […]
Follow a Primary example! Now this post isn’t likely to be earth-shattering to many teaching in Primary schools, but it’s something that Secondary teachers often lament the lack of in […]
Here comes the 1/2 term break Ready for the break? Time to take stock, relax, regroup and then think back through past teaching and formulate some future plans? Working with […]
Numbers seem to be big in Education ‘100 ideas for’ ‘101 ways to…’ etc etc, everywhere you look there are books or posters with a defined number of ideas on […]
“It’s a coursework lesson, I want them to come in and get on with their coursework, they have no time to be doing anything else.” I’ve said it, back when […]
Pick something you already do… See how Google Docs can improve what you do, what your team does, and what your students achieve. A presentation I’ve prepared for some coming […]
Earlier is week I tweeted this (above) picture, which seemed to get a few RTs and favourites, It was the opening of a weeks worth of thinking (in those quiet […]
Big question, two option answer; Complex answer Straight forward answer Answer 1 involves breaking down projects into chunks and explaining both the rationale and the methodology. Answer 2 is perhaps […]
It’s the start of a new academic year, and the key word at the start is ‘Progress’. Defining it Highlighting it Measuring it Reflecting on it It’s something many teacher […]
Here are a collection of short videos that I’ve been watching this week. They all look at ICT from different angles in schools; The importance of IT in school policy […]
Questioning technique! As part of my own professional development I’m setting my target to read up on and investigate effective questioning. It’s something I do, I always ask students questions […]
“Yeah, that kid at the back who finishes work early and is bound to get an A no matter what I do, I think they’re a G&T kid” – Once […]