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Top Revision Tips: 10 ideas for the classroom
You've taught the lessons, marked and fed back and now it's up to your students to apply this knowledge in exam conditions. But how do we get them ready? Working with key stage 4 and 5 students I am frequently frustrated by how they think they will revise. "I'm going to read through my notes, Miss!" As teachers, we know that active revision is much more effective than passive revision; quality over quantity and awareness that there is no 'one size fits all' strategy. The following classroom activities are intended to engage our learners and train them to become more active with revision.
AfL – 5 easy ways to assess student progress in class
What is Assessment for Learning? Assessment for learning (AfL) creates moments in the lesson for feedback which is then used to improve students’ performance. Students become more involved in the learning process and from this gain confidence in what they are expected to learn and to what standard. One way of thinking about AfL is that it … Continue reading AfL – 5 easy ways to assess student progress in class
5 New Year resolutions you can keep!
Ok...so you've been back at school two weeks but according to Strava most people quit their New Year resolutions on the second Friday of January. Therefore now seems a great opportunity to remind ourselves that a new term is an ideal time to pause and reflect. Don't just focus on 'what is working in class?' but also 'what needs … Continue reading 5 New Year resolutions you can keep!
One Resource…10 Ways
I often encounter NQTs who are eager to prepare resources that will engage and inspire and plan lessons that are dynamic and memorable. Whilst of course this is great to see, it often results in a huge amount of hours planning, printing, searching the web and laminating; only for the resource to be used once … Continue reading One Resource…10 Ways
Feedback and Marking – 5 ideas to make your workload lighter and still have an impact on student progress
I wish I had a golden strategy that would fix those marking woes...I don't! Instead this blog intends to offer ideas to minimise workload where appropriate. The important thing to remember is that no one strategy can do it all.