This is an easy to make/deliver assessment tool which encourages learners to self assess a range of learning aspects.
“Right or wrong you can learn from the test.” Nutshell Setting regular tests for your learners and making sure you share the test answers afterwards! How to do this Testing […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sketchnote looking at how to support a trainee teacher…notes from a mentor.
Cover all the bases! You’ve got to cover all bases when trying to share good practice! That’s what I’ve learned in the last two years as I’ve done more and […]
Guest post by PGCE trainee Trial and Error I’m a trainee teacher, two thirds of the way through my PGCE year. I am engaging in a trial and error process […]
PGCE – Plan & Act! I got a bit hooked on creating these types of plans in October when I was working with a very keen PGCE student (who has […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Training day refresh of ideas to help you be Outstanding!! Fantastic! 1st day of a new half term, for many of us the most tiring half term in the run […]
Lesson planning, divides opinion, is it an out of date activity to write out pages of plans for one lesson? Are sound resources and detailed schemes of work more workable […]
A new year and a new workshop for teachers; looking at using Apple technology in the classroom. The wonderful professional learning group at school is investigating the use of ICT to […]
I have never been a huge fan of CPD which (only) involved sitting listening to someone in a hall, alright sometimes it's the right call, but most of the time I'm thinking - if this was a lesson...
CPD is the start… Ever been sat in a whole school training session & had that thought “I know this, why am I being told this again?” or “What time […]
In the run up to a training session I am running soon, I am going to publish a number of short posts covering tools and ideas for engaging students using […]
21st Century CPD I have ideas, all the time, I’m just one of those people… Here’s my latest idea that keeps coming into my mind! A while ago I mentioned […]