Category Archives: Assessment methods

Questioning Skills and Techniques for the Classroom

Video clips http://teachlikeachampion.com/resources/sample-videos/ Short video clips of “Teach Like a Champion” questioning techniques in the sample section – Right is Right, Wait Time and Check for Understanding Blog posts and web links http://www.theconfidentteacher.com/2017/03/the-questioning-collection/ https://teacherhead.com/2013/01/22/great-lessons-1-probing-questions/ http://sayersjohn.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/questioning.html https://www.edutopia.org/blog/new-classroom-questioning-techniques-todd-finley https://reflectingenglish.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/responsive-questioning-and-the-art-of-listening/ https://reflectingenglish.wordpress.com/category/questioning/ https://improvingteaching.co.uk/2013/08/17/28-hinge-questions/ https://belmontteach.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/better-questioning-thinking-about-thinking/Continue reading

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Blog bulletin – Feedback, Feed forward and Marking

 At the moment I am having lots of conversations with teachers in colleges about the challenges of marking, phrasing feedback and getting students to engage with it actively. Here are two really thought provoking and practical blogs on this topic, with … Continue reading

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The Plenary Producer: Great resource for teachers, coaches and trainers

This resource is full of great ideas for plenary slots. The_Plenary_Producer.ppt.150715

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Maximising learner achievement this term: What can teachers, coaches and managers do right now?

Many teachers I meet in my consultancy and training role are in the final stages of their courses for this year. Despite fatigue, there is an urgency, focus and push towards the finish line, which I know from experience can … Continue reading

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100 Top Tips to Stretch and Challenge Learners from Pembrokeshire College

100TopTipsToStretchAndChallengeLearnersPembrokeshireCollege2015 On the link above you will find an array of practical and simple tips for stretching and challenging learners. Many thanks to Steph Tindall, Learning and Teaching Mentor, from Pembrokeshire College, for sharing this with me and the wider … Continue reading

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Are you a teacher or coach who wants to develop their assessment and feedback skills?

This will be a really practical, interactive and engaging day of training for teachers, Advanced Practitioners and T&L Coaches. Developing formative assessment and feedback skills, Sector Training, June 18th 2015, Birmingham: http://www.sectortraining.com/events/334

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Blog Bulletin: Feedback and Marking – Great Reads from Twitter

Really interesting blog full of great ideas for giving verbal feedback in a practical session and ways to develop the learners’ confidence and competence: http://drowningintheshallow.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/tlc-verbal-feedback-3/ Great list of practical and engaging approaches for using questioning in different ways as part … Continue reading

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