Second, we are still developing the use of @dataeducators excellent Exam Feedback Tool investigating the within question and inter-class variations in assessment. Identifying areas for re-teaching, to address misunderstanding or address learning blind spots and opportunities for teacher collaboration. Why don’t you join us? I say us, that is, Paul Kearley (Curriculum Leader for Science at The Wellington Academy) and I, at our sessions at #TLT15 in October.
Good morning, my name is Mr Still. I am very pleased to be your son or daughter’s Maths teacher. Your contribution to our class is invaluable and I would like to thank you in advance in anticipation of your support. My aim is to provide pupils, parents and carers, regular class feedback and signpost our future learning here on “Y8z5Maths.” I will also communicate with .... Read more and bookmark.
As with almost all good teaching, the starting point was planning. I reviewed the class lists, investigating the pupils prior attainment (KS2 and Y7), attitudes to learning and maths strengths and weaknesses. I followed up on the “educational flags” and sought feedback on the best strategies to support key pupils. Check / done. From there I moved onto the Key Stage 3 resource pack .... Read more and bookmark.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Peter Drucker After two days getting our Academy ready for today, our pupil’s returned. The atmosphere was positive. Reflecting on the past two days, a mix of vision and values and policy and practice, with a good dose of curriculum time, I reminded myself of Peter Drucker’s words ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast.’ I believe our .... Read more and bookmark.
Meet Snipping tools big brother Snip (a pretty slick BETA release). I am a daily user of the Snipping Tool, the scissors lasso thing for quick rectangular (and free-form snips which I have never used), window and full screen captures or snips with handy after-snip highlighter and draw tools. Capture a section / scrub a bit of highlighter on to show what the issue is and then ask X Y or .... Read more and bookmark.