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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

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

By rmcgill

Exemplar documents for trainee teachers

Exemplar documents for trainee teachers

A range of reflections of both teaching experience, and professional studies courses, to support current trainees in developing their portfolio of evidence against the teaching standards.

By Ayalalucy

Exploratory discussion cards

Exploratory discussion cards

Student discussion rarely invoke real analysis and driving forward of ideas. They either agree or conflict with each other which doesn't move them forward. Print these cards off on different colours. Each student has a set. They need to 'play' their card to contribute meaningfully to the discussion. Make up the rules to suit, but getting rid of all our cards first always seems to raise levels of engagement.Use in conjunction with cooperative learning mat where responsible/higher ability students might facilitate the discussion and monitor participation

By Stevendiamond

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Questioning Bundle

Questioning Bundle

A number of resources designed to improve teachers questioning and also to encourage students to ask more high order questions of their own. Contains ready made plenary/AfL activities as well as aids to lesson planning.

By katiekins1983

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5 x Photoshop Tutorials

5 x Photoshop Tutorials

Save 20% on the individual price with this 5 x Photoshop Tutorial bundle! Please see individual listings for full details of each tutorial.Photoshop Tutorial 1 - Dog on the MoonPhotoshop Tutorial 2 - Text EffectsPhotoshop Tutorial 3 – Cartoon FruitPhotoshop Tutorial 4 – Mystery SignPhotoshop Tutorial 5 – Cool Logo Text

By ICT_Resources

Scratch - Game Review Activity

Scratch - Game Review Activity

This KS3 resource includes three engaging Scratch games and a review worksheet - a precursor activity to students designing their own games. Students have to identify what input controls and variables have been used in each game, as well as evaluating the overall effectiveness of the games themselves. Could be used as an extended starter activity or as the basis for a full lesson.

By ICT_Resources

Effective Teaching Strategies (STAFF CPD)

Effective Teaching Strategies (STAFF CPD)

This mini presentation focuses on different teaching strategies, the importance of challenging children, the importance of being a good role model as a teacher and discusses growth/fixed mindsets. A good presentation to start your staff meeting!

By PollyPuddleduck

How do I do THAT in Scratch??!

How do I do THAT in Scratch??!

A fantastic KS3 resource for students and teachers who simply want to know... "How do I do that in Scratch?".Can be used either as the basis for a lesson or as an invaluable reference source for students when they create their own projects. Includes a lazer-firing rocket ship, a mouse-controlled canon, a gliding multi-coloured monster, an exploding alien ship, and much much more! Spark your students imagination by showing them how easy it is to create great effects in Scratch. All sounds and graphics used are included in a separate .zip file.

By ICT_Resources

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Assessment and Marking in Art & Design - worth £21.50!

Assessment and Marking in Art & Design - worth £21.50!

These 10 tried and tested resources are designed to be practical, meaningful and efficient. Many share assessing objectives with your students from the start which is best practice. 1) Assessing a Drawing A grid to help assess an observational drawing. The grid looks at line, tone, shading, detail and accuracy. This could be used for teacher, peer or self assessment. 2) Assessing a Photograph An essential rubric for teaching students to assess their own photographs. I would use this with students who are new to photography. It looks at: Focus Background Composition Topic Lighting 3) Peer Marking and Self Assessing a Lino Print A useful resource to peer mark or self assess a lino print at the end of a project. Both forms are words document so fully editable. Both forms of assessment include questions with tick boxes and sections which students need to write in. 4) Peer Marking and Self Assessing Observational Drawing A simple table to fill in that your students can use to Self Assess or Assess their peers with. Stick the table in a sketchbook or on the back of a drawing. Share these assessment criteria with your students before they start working! This will show your students exactly what you are looking for! 5)Peer Marking and Self-Assessing Watercolor These simple tables for your students to fill in, ask all the right questions for them to analyse their work. There is a table for self assessment and a table for peer assessment 6) Marking a Drawing with a Target - Stickers Don't you find you are writing the same thing again and again when you mark drawing? The attached 7 pages of stickers will CUT YOUR MARKING TIME IN HALF as they give a target for the 7 most common mistakes. Stickers include targets for: improving the overall shape, not giving a drawing a dark outline, adding more detail, smoother shading, not working too faintly, not working too small, not smudging work. 7) Marking Art & Design Compositions - Stickers Don't you find that when you are marking compositions that you are writing the same thing again and again? These stickers address that problem! This set of stickers includes each type of error students make both as a target and as a Question. (I know that in some schools like mine, you have to mark with a question!) Targets and Questions include: annotation, identifying students best design, colour, contrast/tone, links to artists, quality of drawing, and using the space on the page well. 8) How do I mark AS & A Level Art? - A solution! How do you mark AS and A Level art in a meaningful way without writing on their work? How do you include peer and self assessment? How can you and your students see if they are fulfilling the assessment objectives at a glance? These two sheets, one for teacher marking, one for peer and self assessment, simple go in the back of their sketchbooks. They are divided into the 4 new assessment objects and you as teacher write how they are fulfilling the assessment objects, what is missing, what they can improve on. On the peer & self assessment sheets they do the same, and this can create an effective and relevant starter to any lesson. I have also uploaded an example of each that I have filled in with the sort of marking I would do, and the kind of response I would hope that students would write on the peer and self assessment sheet. I hope this gives you the idea of how I use these sheets. 9) How to Mark GCSE Art Coursework Meaningfully This is a two page document/table that I use (tried and tested over many years!) to mark Yr 10 and 11 GCSE course work. I stick this in the back of their sketchbooks. It gives me space to mark but also space for peer assessment and self assessment. I date the comments that I add. Students respond. I have included a copy that I have filled which has blue for the teachers comments and green for the students comments. (I'm not suggesting you should use specific colours - this is just to give you the idea!) It includes space to mark: Title Artist Research Page(s) Artists analysis Recording with Different Media Photography Development or Other pieces of Work Compositions It is a Word document so would be easy to tweek. I hope you find this useful and if you do please leave some positive feedback. 10) Strategies to Reduce Marking in Art There is no magic bullet to make marking disappear but try these strategies and you should see your marking load decrease! This 3 page document includes: One Clear Target Peer Marking and Self-Assessment A Verbal Feedback Stamp GCSE and A-level Tutorials Setting Meaningful Homework That Doesn't Need Marking (6 ideas) When You Mark / Time of Day Planning For The Above

By TheArtyTeacher

Feedback: Feedback sheet

Feedback: Feedback sheet

A feedback sheet where students can immediately create evidence of progress. This is easily adapted to any subject, it currently goes from F-B as I'm using it for key stage 3, but it is easily amendable. Complete their www, ebis and 'do now's on the left, then they complete their directed reflection and improvement time (DIRT Time) action on the right.Stick it in their book, jobs a good'n.

By EC_Resources

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Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - MARCH UPDATE

Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - MARCH UPDATE

UPDATED with LOTS more resources Perfect for Years 3-5 when studying non-chronological reports / information writing, with differentiated worksheets, great for getting boys interested! I have updated this pack of resources with much much more.Now includes...-Online 'Prezi' I made (the link for this online Presentation I made covering the WHOLE UNIT) This really is extremely useful and took a TON of time to make, the link is at the bottom of the lesson plan to access and can be used online to present the topic.-Weekly and individual lesson plan-Powerpoint-Worksheets -Example of shared write and completed notes -Big Cat information book-Short video about Tigers (I do not claim to own this portion of the resource.)

By dave_orritt

Presentation for your first lesson with a class group. Editable pptx.

Presentation for your first lesson with a class group. Editable pptx.

Presentation for your first lesson with a class group.Covering starter, teacher introduction, objectives, discipline setting example, list of basic rules, description of how to work, and final summary. Editable so you can adapt it to your own situation, but with lots of ideas to take into account! Neutral style format.

By tuprofedelcole

Teaching Standards - Super helpful Ideas of how you can meet them ( Teacher Standards ) NQT and QTS

Teaching Standards - Super helpful Ideas of how you can meet them ( Teacher Standards ) NQT and QTS

When training my NQTs and trainee teachers I always give them this to help them understand how to meet the teaching standards. It is general to all schools and subjects. They are very grateful and say it is a super helpful. I have now successfully trained 14 teachers in my career. All leaving us with a good and outstanding grading. This is a suitable resources for new/trainee teachers mentors, coaches, staff doing appraisals and linking standards to the appraisal target or observation. I have been told it is worth its weight in gold to many teachers. :) (not that the weight of a few sheets would worth much!) :)Hope its helpful to all that use it :)

By joanneprior2007

Timetable planning

Timetable planning

This is a resource I use to plan my week and allow the children and various TA's an opportunity to see what is happening. It also helps myself see what I am doing.

By christinasquirefox

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GCSE Business Studies Variety Bundle!

GCSE Business Studies Variety Bundle!

HALF PRICE BUNDLE!! FULLY planned lessons for WEEKS!! Bargain...A range of fun lessons for GCSE Business Studies.These lessons are ALL still applicable for the new GCSE Specification.The bundle covers Ownership, Stakeholders, Goods/Services and some finance. Check out my other FREE resources to add to your bundle for more finance stuff!

By brad-ashley

Ratio -  2 day plan and teach pack.  Engaging practical CAKE BAKING Theme!

Ratio - 2 day plan and teach pack. Engaging practical CAKE BAKING Theme!

This is a 2 day plan and teach pack on Ratio, designed for Year 6 pupils but could easily be adapted for Year 5 or Year 7 children accordingly.My class really loved the cake baking theme, especially the opportunity to decorate cookies linked with the Ratio work set out on the Powerpoint Lesson 1.Lesson 1 introduces Ratio and looks at quantities of ingredients for different sized cakes and then focuses on different ratios for decorating cookies using red sugar string and green smarties (practical maths activity opportunity!!)Lesson 2 focuses the children more on calculating quantities of ingredients for cake recipes from given ratios, for different sized cakes and serving suggestions.Included in this pack are:Lesson 1 Clare's Crumbly Cakes Teaching Powerpoint Lesson 2: Clare's Crumbly Cakes Teaching Powerpoint2 Day detailed planningWorksheet Lesson 1 : including fluency, probing and solve questions.Worksheet Lesson 2 :including fluency, probing and solve questions.

By realmathsuk

Everyday Objects -Art and Design - AQA GCSE Introductory Drawing & Painting SOW Y9, Y10, Y11 KS4

Everyday Objects -Art and Design - AQA GCSE Introductory Drawing & Painting SOW Y9, Y10, Y11 KS4

An introductory GCSE Unit focusing on a range of drawing and painting techniques. Also has annotation guides and lessons designed to help pupils with contextual research and artist analysis, as well as several pages explaining the AQA GCSE Assessment Objectives and grading criteria. The focus is on primary source observation and engagement with AQA GCSE Assessment Objectives, although it could easily be modified for BTEC or similar qualifications. This Unit of Work was written for a Y9 GCSE class, but it would also be suitable for Year 10/11. Includes artist suggestions and step-by-step walkthroughs of painting and drawing techniques, e.g. watercolour, acrylic, gouache as well as a selection of dry media. This is an extensive resource and would easily last September-Decemeber, if not longer. It is a workshop based unit with the opportunity for pupils to design a final outcome at the end. Also includes a lesson that was used for an observation and was graded at 1/Outstanding.

By Sarasaurus89

AQA A-level English Language (7702): Assessment Pack

AQA A-level English Language (7702): Assessment Pack

This assessment pack is an ideal resource to share with pupils via print-outs or an electronic platform like Moodle. It is tailored for use with the AQA A-level English Language course (7702).The seven-page pack contains the following sections: 1) A checklist of things pupils need to do to write a successful answer. I have found this checklist drastically cuts down marking time. I have also given it to the pupils to self-assess and peer-assess their work.2) A suggested structure for answering each question effectively.3) Information about how pupils are assessed.If you like this resource, you may want to check out my other packs for the AQA English specifications. These include: - AQA A-level English Language (7701): Assessment Pack- AQA AS English Language and Literature (7706): Assessment Pack- AQA A-level English Language and Literature (7707): Assessment Pack

By English_Language_Specalist1

Valentine's Day Doodles

Valentine's Day Doodles

This pack includes 14 doodles for TES Resource Covers.Doodles include:Happy Valentine's DayRoses are red...I love you LoveRespectHonestyDifferent HeartsBe Mine14thFebruary

By tesauthors4authors

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Materials for beginning teachers

Materials for beginning teachers

1) A PowerPoint for an English meeting - offering advice to new staff in the department. It includes an example scope and sequence. It lists ideal opening and closing procedures that we would expect to see teachers completing at the start and end of each lesson. 2) Bloom's taxonomy - a list of verbs useful when writing questions / tasks for school.3) Two templates for a lesson sequence 4) Three lesson plan templates5) A feedback form I use when observing other teachers

By lrigb4

Creating Previews for Resources by TESAuthors4Authors

Creating Previews for Resources by TESAuthors4Authors

Do you want buyers to see more of what you are offering? Do you want to see an increase in sales?Grab this easy information guide and find out how to create GREAT previews with PICASA. PICASA has been discontinued by google and no further updates will be released but it is still available to download all over the internet. I will be sharing other ways to generate previews later this week!

By tesauthors4authors

A guide to HTML in Descriptions by TESAuthors4Authors

A guide to HTML in Descriptions by TESAuthors4Authors

Are you ready to learn some basic code to spice up your product descriptions?It takes no time at all to learn some basic HTML – a skill that will leave your buyers clamouring to read your clear, detailed and structured descriptions! Give them confidence in the content of your resource.

By tesauthors4authors

How to read an assignment brief part 1

How to read an assignment brief part 1

This resource is created in the form of a lesson that lasts an hour. It has been designed to support students who may have no previous experience of undertaking a BTEC qualification and may therefore benefit from support and guidance regarding how to understand an assignment brief as well as hints and tips on how to associate command words with particular criteria. This lesson also supports literacy and the understanding of assessment/command words. The part two of this resource is similar but has a focus on merit and distinction criteria. The resource can also support NQTs or teachers who have not previously taught BTECs. Enjoy!

By NaomiSterling-Smith

BTEC support How to read an assignment brief part 2

BTEC support How to read an assignment brief part 2

This resource is created in the form of a lesson that lasts an hour with outstanding features included. It has been designed to support students who may have no previous experience of undertaking a BTEC qualification and may therefore benefit from support and guidance regarding how to understand an assignment brief as well as hints and tips on how to associate command words with particular criteria. This lesson also supports literacy and the understanding of assessment/command words. The part two of this resource is similar to part one but has a focus on merit and distinction criteria. The resource can also support NQTs or teachers who have not previously taught BTECs. Enjoy!

By NaomiSterling-Smith