Category Archives: Feedback

Effective Feedback and Feed Forward

Several good reads on how to give effective feedback: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr16/vol73/num07/The-Secret-of-Effective-Feedback.aspx The Secret of Effective Feedback by Dylan William Education Endowment Foundation summary on marking Education Endowment Foundation Report A Marked Improvement 2016 2. Some blogs on practical classroom approaches for … 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 some 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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Leverage observation and coaching approaches: Good read for observers and coaches in the FE sector

This is a really interesting blog with a series of additional posts at the bottom of the page. I think this approach could enhance some conversations with teachers after lesson observations in the FE sector. http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2014/12/14/archimedean-leadership-1-what-problems-could-leverage-observation-solve/

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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 summer term fatigue, there is an urgency, focus and push towards the finish line, which I know from … 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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