Planning lessons is an occupational hazard for teachers as is writing schemes of learning. It is important to make sure time spent planning impacts on students’ learning and isn’t a waste of your time. Continue reading
How we teach is a complex mix of our values, context and emotions. It is deeply influenced by our knowledge, understanding and beliefs about pedagogy, our subject and what is of value to learn. No two teachers are likely to be the same. Continue reading
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to Dylan Wiliam or reading John Hattie’s work then you will see there is definitely a meeting of minds, the meeting of two great minds if truth be told. They both champion feedback as one of the most powerful ways of enhancing learning but are also very clear that this is not just any old feedback. Assessment for learning has now been so re-worked, abused and adapted we have probably lost sight of its real power and purpose.