Category Archives: Medals and Missions

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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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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Stretch and Challenge in Group Tasks: How can we stretch the stronger learners?

When I teach and train groups or observe lessons, I am more and more aware of the challenge of stretching stronger learners within group tasks. Stronger learners are often allocated the role of supporting others, peer teaching etc, which consolidates … Continue reading

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IoF National Convention 2014: Q&A on Developing Coaching Skills (Part Two)

I am thinking of hiring a coach. What sort of questions should I be asking of coaches? What should I look for in a coach? What experience do you have and can I have a few references? What qualifications do … Continue reading

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Top Reads of 2013: Blog Postings for Teachers

Happy 2014! Here are the most read blogs for teachers from my site. Hope they are useful and thought-provoking… Differentiation without extra handouts: tips for stretching and challenging learners Developing self and peer assessment skills for teachers and learners Using technology to … Continue reading

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Simple Summary of Assessment for Learning Approaches

I always believe in passing on useful materials and links to colleagues and I think that this pdf is one of those. It’s a very concise and clear summary of Assessment for Learning(AfL) approaches. It would be useful to link … Continue reading

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Effective conversations about learning

To be graded outstanding under the new Common Inspection Framework, “marking and constructive feedback from staff are frequent and of a consistent quality, leading to high levels of engagement and interest……..Advice, guidance and support motivate learners to secure the best … Continue reading

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