Better inspection for all

Cliff

I think most educators remember that “really” moment, when they were learnt that feedback with grades is pretty pointless. It confirmed what we have seen over and over again in our classrooms. Back in 2010 I wrote “Grade Less. Assess More.” It was the start of my professional interest in assessment and feedback.…

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Learning observations – ironing out the creases

Ironing

With Hattie on side – we started designing the new learning observations. Influenced by Lesson Study, we were aiming for a more practical and informative approach to observations. An approach that moved away from observing “teacher performances” to co-planning, observing and reporting back to teachers, pupils learning in the lesson. A conversation exploring the expected…

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