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Designed to reduce planning time & focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Remember - Sept. 2014 - Ofsted no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of ‘a planned lesson!’ Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember? Now translated into 8 languages. Pin your plan? bit.ly/5MinMapped Contact me @TeacherToolkit Updated Oct 2014
A peer assessment task that allows pupils to assess a peer's classwork, final product or model that they have completed. It also allows peers to set a target for improvement.
Objective: Encourage pupils to create a balanced, critical view when evaluating a product. By promoting the evaluation of someone else's work, they are able to look at the product objectively without bias, particularly if the product they evaluate is not that of the person they sit next to.
Assessment: It can be used to inform AoL and formally documented by a teacher, or used more readily in session by a teacher who can then recall common targets for improvement, discussing with Q&A how these could be achieved.
Prior Knowledge: The criteria of the project, which will have been set by the classroom teacher or discussed in the form of a specification possibly.
Expectations: Pupils should begin to create a balanced, structured argument about products in general. They should use their K&U along with their experiences to identify and set appropriate targets for themselves and their peers.
Hints: These can be folded, hole punched and, with some string, tied to the product. To save on labour, the kids can do this, and it creates a simple practical element to the evaluation. Another way to do this is to print them, cut them out and glue them together. Laminate them and the pupils can then complete them with water-based markers, which can easily be wiped off. This is more time-consuming, but saves time in the lesson and saves materials in the long run
This engaging, in-depth lesson enables students to understand how plot and language are utilised to develop the characters of Beatrice and Benedick in William Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing.’
The lesson places a particular focus upon how language is used between the two characters to present the audience with ideas about their intelligence, attitudes, and emotions. Students also analyse how their behaviour develops over the course of the text.
The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through:
- Taking part in a fun team quiz to secure understanding of the two characters;
- Completing a 'love graph' (backed up with textual evidence) to show how the prevailing attitudes and emotions of the two characters develops through the text;
- Analysing quotations in which Shakespeare used advanced language techniques to portray both of the characters in a particular light;
- Completing an essay style response in which they consider how Shakespeare's use of language helps to develop the two characters;
- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.
- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and detailed - just download and teach from it!
- Love Graph - to track the two characters' feelings towards one another;
- 'Beatrice and Benedick Quotations' worksheet;
- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;
- Comprehensive lesson plan.
There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to higher-ability year 9 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities (e.g. lower KS3 up to GCSE)
This lesson is to help the students to plan their revision by doing a twist on the idea of a post mortem.
While a post mortem is after the event, the pre-mortem does the same thing but before the event (or exam). So instead of thinking about why they failed, they will think about why they might fail and try to put into place a plan to prevent that happening!
A useful and thought provoking lesson.
Feedback is continually reported to have significant impact on student progress.
This hour-long interactive CPD session aims to provide staff with a better understanding on how to make their feedback to students more effective. There is also guidance on how to construct and use comment banks to provide students with better quality feedback whilst also reducing teacher workload.
There are a number of ideas and activities that you may wish to use or adapt during your CPD session to suit the needs of your own staff and school. I have included a resource booklet that includes top tips for effective feedback and example feedback statements to allow staff get started on writing their own comment banks more easily.
I have included three of my articles taken from a five-part series previously published in Sec Ed, based on the development of this CPD session. The information should provide some relevant background reading to aid in your delivery of your CPD session.
Resources needed for this CPD session:
• Computer / Projector
• Effective feedback booklet (included)
• Pens & Paper
• Feedback cards (included)
• Evaluation form (included)
• *You may wish to invite teachers to bring in a sample of marked work to evaluate or a sample of work to mark.
This 10 page essay gives an insight into ESL/SEN conflicts in the classroom in Kuwait. It would be useful for coursework towards a Masters programme, in service training and staff development. Although it is seen in the Middle East context, it can be applicable elsewhere.
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4 lessons on Voting Systems, Police Powers, How a bill becomes a law and Local Government Citizenship PSHE
4 x Lesson PowerPoints
3 x Student Worksheets
3 x Resources/Cardsorts/Information sheets/Handouts
Each PowerPoint could be used as a full lesson and includes attached activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, embedded URL links where appropriate and a variety of tasks/information for students to use to learn about the issues relating to the topic.
Each lesson includes a starter activity a variety of tasks and then a plenary activity. It will hopefully engage all students regardless of ability.
This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes. Over 40+ in total. Why not take a look at a few....
Literacy Whole School Quiz Bundle
The Big Film & TV Quiz
5x British Values Quiz Bundle
Famous People Quiz
Back to School Quiz
Fast Food and Healthy Eating Quiz
UK 2017 Educational Election Quiz
Saving the Environment Quiz
See the full list of Quizzes search 'bkingsnorth quiz in resource bar''