Assessment without levels

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Assessment Thinks for Teachers

This is one of a series of short blogs to hopefully help you thinking about teaching, assessment and learning.  Below are some Assessment “Thinks”. Continue reading


Data for Learning: Nearer, Smaller, Variable and More Detailed

During June I’ll be speaking at a few conferences including a mini-input via a back door route at the Wellington Festival of Education.  A couple of the talks focus on what I’m calling Liminal Leadership and the others are about assessment. Continue reading

Assessment is Like Pig Racing Not Pig Weighing

You might not make a pig fatter by weighing it but assessment is more like pig racing.  So went the entertaining analogy by Tim Luenig (@TimLeunig) Chief Analyst & Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for Education and Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. Continue reading

New Book: Liminal Leadership

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It won't get your marking done in five minutes but will help your structure your marking so you and the students get the most out of it.


Getting the behaviour of students right, in the class room, is the challenge for every teacher. This simple planner will take you through the main stages required to help you achieve a purposeful learning envionment


Ideas and the thinking behind a professional development to help improve the quality of teaching and learning. Keep the learning tight, the lesson plan loose and focus on the learners

Planning to Get Behaviour Right: Research Plus Experience

The thinking behind the #5MinBehaviourPlan and our whole school approach to managing behaviour.

Education for Wisdom

Why the four knowledge dimensions (covering knowledge and skills) and a moral compass are at the heart of an outstanding education.

When Feedback Met Bloom

A look at the power of Feedback to students using Bloom's four knowledge dimensions

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