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
Differentiation is about making sure that all students are appropriately challenged. Content that is too had and students will not get the satisfaction of solving a problem and tune out. Too easy, and students will get bored, often leading to poor behaviour.
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.
1) Routines - have a routine way of starting AND ending a lesson. For example meet and greet at the class room door, have a positive interaction with each child and calmly reinforce expectations (e.g. 'Morning! Well done on the football game Sarah. Begin the starter as soon as you are seated.'). This allows students to be clear … Continue reading 7 Tips for TS7 – Simple Strategies for Improving Student Behaviour