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Feedback and Marking Ideas for CPD

Feedback and Marking Ideas for CPD

This is a resource that I used at my school to present a CPD session about reducing workload and increasing the effectiveness of marking. It has links to academic research and twitter feedback champions. All of these ideas come from "Mark. Plan. Teach." By Ross McGill.
Dan_rouse
Christmas: Fun at Christmas! Quiz ideal for tutor time.

Christmas: Fun at Christmas! Quiz ideal for tutor time.

New for 2017 this entertaining quiz has 3 rounds all based on Christmas. It is ideal for a 10 to 25 minute tutor time (although its length is very flexible with the extension activities it can last 60 minutes). The 3 great fun rounds are: 1) Christmas general knowledge 2) Christmas films 3) Christmas songs. Complete and ready to use. It's a great resource that teachers of any subject can use with all ages from 5 to 105 – you could even use it at home with the family at Christmas if you can project it or show it on your laptop or whatever... You can also use it for years to come, which makes it excellent value at this price ! Lots of high quality Christmas images, video links, questions and songs. A ready to use lesson - great for teachers of all subjects! Happy teaching ! Barclayfox. Key words: Christmas tutor, Christmas pastoral, family, fun, Christmas assembly, Christmas English, Christmas Geography, Christmas Geog, Christmas History, Christmas French, Christmas activities, Christmas activity, Xmas, saving Christmas, Christmas literacy, quiz, quizzes, Xmas, practical, team work, fun, entertaining, engaging, SMSC, literacy, happy kids, fun learning, catapult, elf, elves, sleigh, reindeer, Christmas maths, Christmas English, Christmas English language, Christmas English literacy, Christmas PE, Christmas PSHE, Christmas RE, Christmas French, Christmas German, MFL, Christmas Sociology, Christmas Psychology, Christmas Physics, Christmas Chemistry, Christmas Biology, Christmas Design technology, Christmas product design, Christmas engineering, drama, ICT, media, computer science, art, business.
barclayfox
Year 11 GCSE Mentoring for under achieving students.

Year 11 GCSE Mentoring for under achieving students.

Can you mentor a small group of students to raise their aspirations and close the gap between those aspirations and their attainment? This is a free programme that I've put together for use in my school. It was used on students who were underachieving in three of more subjects. Effective mentoring programmes can boost students’ aspirations, confidence, self-belief and motivation. Crucially, mentoring programmes enhance participants ‘soft skills’- personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimistic outlook – which are increasingly important for success at school. Attached you have five activities - Target Setting, Exam Stress, Motivation, Revision Strategies and Organisational Skills. You will also find a student progress book to help monitor impact. If it is of use please let me know. Thanks and good luck! @MrDDelaney
damiendelaney
Independent Learning Activities

Independent Learning Activities

STUCK FOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR A STUDENT WHO IN NOT IN NORMAL LESSONS ? THIS MAY BE THE RESOURCE FOR YOU ! The booklet provides a series of activities which can be used for students who are not in normal lessons. Each of the activities provide a learning experience for students who are working on their own. This may be because they are in isolation or on detention, for example. Whilst there may occasionally be a need for teacher input, the activities are designed to be self-explanatory or reinforce prior learning. There are over 20 activities to complete in this booklet. It is aimed at Key Stage 3 students but would also be suitable for brighter KS2 students or less able KS4 students. The activities will provide clear outcomes making it easy for teachers to check that the work has been completed (and is correct). The activities cover a range of subjects from literacy and numeracy to Humanities and the Arts. Activities are one off activities but promote key skills and knowledge, together with some activities which promote thinking skills. This will enable the teacher to make choices as to what the students needs to complete, dependent upon factors such as ability, interest or the daily timetable of the student.
TonyHill1961
SEND Strategies

SEND Strategies

SEND descriptors with corresponding strategies. The strategies given are clear and concise. This would be a useful tool for both newly qualified teachers and more established teachers who simply need fresh ideas and/or reminders.
Bethie24
DIRT Peer and Self Assessment cards with WWW and EBI sentence stems

DIRT Peer and Self Assessment cards with WWW and EBI sentence stems

Promote reflection and self-assessment with these student friendly DIRT (directed, independent, reflection time) cards. The cards support students in becoming independent enquirers who are able to identify and confidently articulate the strengths and areas for improvement in their own - or their peers - work. The student friendly sentence stems support students in making informed and justified reflections about their work and progress. The DIRT card has four quadrants. The top two quadrants are for self-assessment. In the left quadrant are sentence stems for reflecting on what went well in students' work, whereas the top right quadrant supports students in reflecting on what they need to improve on. The bottom two quadrants follow the same format, except the sentence stems are designed for Peer Assessment. Again, the left quadrant models how to reflect on things that went well, whilst the right quadrants promotes critical reflection on what might be improved. All the sentence stems are student friendly; please see the student voice feedback from my own learners about the positive impact this resource has had on learning. PDF and editable Publisher file included.
FictionThing
Discussion and questioning with sentence stems and synonyms

Discussion and questioning with sentence stems and synonyms

Promote student discussion and questioning in your classroom with this learner friendly discussion card. "Add, change, challenge and develop" (ACDC) cards support students in becoming independent enquirers who are able to articulate their opinions confidently and eloquently - a prerequisite for discursive subjects like English, Literature and History where conceptually driven, informed and justified responses characterise the higher marks. The "ACDC" card has four quadrants. At the top of each quadrant is a simple sentence stem to allow students to 'add, change, challenge or develop' ideas from other students. In the centre of each quadrant are ambitious synonyms that students could use in place of the stem words 'add, change, challenge or develop'. At the bottom of each quad is a question stem, which helps students to question other students in a way that elicits 'add, change, challenge or develop' responses. The ACDC discussion cards allow for differentiation as lower ability students can be directed to 'add' points (blue), whilst higher ability students can be directed to 'challenge' ideas (red).
FictionThing
Acts of kindness advent calendar / generator

Acts of kindness advent calendar / generator

A PPT advent calendar which encourages and suggests children to complete a good dead for 24 days. Great as an advent calendar or as a PSHCE starter, where each child gets a new number. A great way to teach children that being kind can be FUN and rewarding.
la.jonquille