Category Archives: Scheme of Work

Embedding English: Useful phrases for lesson plans and schemes of work

Thanks to Julie Sinclair, from Westminster Kingsway College in London, for sharing this resource with me. It is a list of useful phrases for describing the aspects of English often embedded in lesson plans and schemes of work. This would … Continue reading

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Embedding English and Maths: Resource Sites for Vocational Teachers and Functional Skills Practitioners

The resource site for embedding maths and English for vocational areas is: http://www.skillsworkshop.org/ http://www.talent.ac.uk/ other resources including maths and English.  Thanks to Halima Begum from Westminster Kingsway College for reminding me about these sites. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise lots of short exercises for students to … 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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Planning for stretch and challenge: 12 practical ways to enhance your scheme of work

At this time of year, teachers are often planning ahead to the new term. Here are some tips for incorporating stretch and challenge and differentiation into plans for learning/schemes of work.  Planning for learning Think up 2 extension questions/tasks for … Continue reading

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The Scheme of Work is dead

The Scheme of Work is dead. Long live Planning for Learning! In the last year there has been a shift towards ensuring that planning documents are centred around the learner and the learning process instead of what the teacher is … Continue reading

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