Pedagogy and professional development teaching resources: Classroom practice

Resources and ideas for pedagogy and professional development, classroom practice, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Updated: Peer Assessment. Classwork, exercise book, final product or model

Updated: Peer Assessment. Classwork, exercise book, final product or model

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

By InformingEducation

Classifying Animals Lesson, Resources, and Pointless Game!

Classifying Animals Lesson, Resources, and Pointless Game!

This bundle contains the 'Classifying Animals' lesson, and also the fun and interactive Animal Classes Pointless Game!The detailed and engaging lesson enables students to gain an understanding of what animal classes are, and which animals belong to the different categories. Furthermore, they learn to categorise animals themselves, using scientific knowledge of the features of each animal class. Students justify their choices using critical thinking skills.Students learn through a number of fun and interactive tasks, which enable them to:- Define each animal class and understand its features;- Exemplify each animal class, justifying their choices;- Use research and investigative skills to categorise animals for whom the class is not immediately obvious;- Evaluate the learning and understanding of themselves and their peers.The resources include:-Visually engaging and comprehensive whole-lesson presentation;-Resources for the card-sorting activity;-A categorising and justifying worksheet (and answer sheet for teacher);-An investigation log;-Step-by-step lesson plan.To help their investigation write-ups, I've also thrown in the literacy writing mat for free!All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.

By TandLGuru

PHILOSOPHY ON THE TOILET [POSTER]

PHILOSOPHY ON THE TOILET [POSTER]

This A4 P4C poster is designed to be put up, preferably as a sticker, on the toilets in your school.It consists of a 2000 word list of philosophical questions to provoke philosophical thought.Simple idea, but takes ages to make! The file is a .pdf

By godwin86

Animal Classes - Pointless Game!

Animal Classes - Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I've also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning.There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of different animal classes and types - an important KS1 Science topic within the National Curriculum.Round 1. ReptilesRound 2. Animal ClassesRound 3. Anagrams RoundRound 4. BirdsThe nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels.

By TandLGuru

INSET: Social Media for Education (Advice for School/College Staff)

INSET: Social Media for Education (Advice for School/College Staff)

INSET FOR SOCIAL MEDIA IN EDUCATION (safety and privacy for teachers and other staff)Teachers will have a better understanding of how Social Media can be utilised for Education and Communication in Schools and College. Including different views, safety for teachers and schools (yes). Includes: HELP VIDEOIntructions (in Word and PDF)Intro VideoLesson Plan (in Word and PDF)PresentationHandouts (in Word and PDF)Staffroom PosterProvide your own feedback sheets.[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]Go to my shop on TES resourcesMany more on the same subject and othersPress HERE for more Resources [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]PLEASE: Don't forget to give a great review! Every 5 star reviewer can claim a free classroom poster on the subject![][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

By VirtuallyQatarted

NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

This assignment includes my: blood, sweat and tears! This is my NPQSL assignment and is focused on improving writing in a primary school. I really wish I'd had an NPQSL example assignment to look at while I was writing mine as it would have stopped me second guessing myself. However, I passed with flying colours and am now offering mine to you to make the process much easier. I uploaded the assignment on 8.2.16 and received feedback on 29.3.16. Feedback (as shown on first page) awarded all of the 9 competencies as passed at the required level. The written feedback was excellent and only includes strengths, no areas for development. I have deleted several appendices because they included photographic evidence of specific events/individuals. I would recommend that you consider doing this also as visuals are always a nice break from a lengthy piece of text. However, I have kept my action plan and report to the Headteacher in the appendices as I feel these are important for your reference. My resources always take me a lot of time and effort to create so I hope that they help to save you some precious time - please do review my resources. Thank you!A section from my written feedback:'Strengths were demonstrated in Delivering continuous improvement as your priorities for improvement were clearly linked to your vision for the project. You regularly reviewed progress and reflected on actions and achievements of pupils in writing. The Action plan and strategies were fully implemented and you skilfully monitored planning, teaching, learning and assessment data. Throughout the project you remained solution-focused. In terms of Modelling excellence in leadership of teaching and learning you demonstratedexcellent leadership of teaching and learning. You set up and embedded the writing initiatives and adapted the teaching and learning approaches to suit the needs of pupils. It is evident that you have high expectations, model excellence and vision and have shared ideas and practice very effectively. Staff have been provided with the clarity they need in order to feel empowered and accountable in their role. Strengths were demonstrated in Learning focus as you set up and embedded the writing initiative and applied theory and knowledge of learning to improve outcomes for pupils. It is evident that you are committed to learning and achieving excellence and led valuable inset for staff to improve their subject knowledge in grammar, planning and writing. '

By landoflearning

'How to Become a Successful TES Author - Step by Step Guide' - A 'Must Have' For Authors!

'How to Become a Successful TES Author - Step by Step Guide' - A 'Must Have' For Authors!

I began to produce educational resources for TES in August 2015. When I look back at my early resources I cringe! I made so many mistakes…. Since then I have come a long way and learned so much. I currently have 39 TES recommended resources. One of my resources made over 900 sales in the space of a few weeks and earned nearly £2000 in royalties. I have recently been shortlisted as one of eight nominees for the TES 2017, Bev Evans, Author of the Year Award.In this 26-page, step by step guide I share my mistakes and my successes to help you avoid making the same mistakes and to become a successful author sooner than you would have done without this guide. I do not claim to have all the answers and ‘my way’ might not be other people’s way. However, whether you are a potential author, an author starting out or already an author; I am sure that this guide can help you in some way and will prove a worthwhile investment. The guide includes advice on Making resourcesMaximising the selling potential of resourcesCreating a cover pageSourcing imagesCopyrighting your resourcesPricing your resourcesProduct DescriptionsHTML codes for creating bold, italics, underlining, bullet pints and numbered lists for product description pageAdding links to other products and your shop in descriptionsCreating your TES shopBrandingIncreasing the visibility of your resourcesPromoting your products through social media platformsPromoting yourselfDealing with reviewsGeneral advice The resource also contains hyperlinks to some very useful sites and tools which will help you in making and promoting your products.Other Resources for AuthorsAuthor Calendar and Planner Nine out of ten of my top selling resources are seasonal resources and special days resources. My everyday resources are my 'bread and butter' resources; my seasonal resources are truly the icing on my cake! Plan your seasonal resources with this calendar and planner which contains all the major special days and awareness days for the whole year. No more missing special days or not allocating yourself enough time to produce resources. Days that change in date each year are highlighted red; days that are fixed are black.TES Author Excel Sales and Accounts Tracker

By Krazikas

PSHE: PSHE - 1 YEARS WORTH of PSHE

PSHE: PSHE - 1 YEARS WORTH of PSHE

36x fully resourced, highly-rated PSHE lesson packs and units (KS3/4). All 36 lesson packs (bundled into 20 downloads) are complete with at least one hour-long powerpoint, accompanying differentiated worksheets, clip links with questions, plenaries, clear LOs, starters and all are well differentiated to three levels throughout. These resources have been highly-rated individually by TES users, follow the same consistent format and are easy to follow. There is zero extra work required, and the whole bundle follows PSHE Association topic recommendations and Ofsted latest SRE/Safe Students guidance. I use all of these myself as a Head of PSHE and I really hope you find them excellent value. I've put literally months of time into this to make these lessons top quality for my own school team. Please leave me a review and I'll send you any other resource of your choice for free. Many more inexpensive and also many free resources at my shop: Emjcot's Shop

By EC_Resources

THe Hectic Teacher's Ideas Bank and Resource

THe Hectic Teacher's Ideas Bank and Resource

In this book you will find over 70 activities and ideas for your lessons.Each activity has been mapped to help you find the right activity for your lesson and class. Mapped to:1. Type of Activity (Settler, Starter, Main, Plenary)2. PLTS3. ECM4. Literacy & Numeracy

By randomgirly

Outstanding Lesson Plan Template

Outstanding Lesson Plan Template

This Lesson Plan template is designed with all the categories necessary for an outstanding lesson.This template can be applied to all subjects.Areas within template include;Teacher name - Subject / Group - Focus - Lesson DurationLearning Objectives - Planning with Bloom and The Big 4Different sections for your starter/main/closing activitiesTips/cues for teaching strategiesTick listsGroup ProfilesSeating Chart - with student informationand sections prompting differentiationI created and use this lesson plan template in all my lessons. I find it incredibly helpful and useful to keep on track of my lesson and learners. There are sections devoted to each point in your lesson and areas to highlight which students need support. There is also a handy 'Quick Glance' section to help you refresh your memory during your lesson. It is recommended that you give detailed information in the various sections to help ensure your lesson runs smoothly. This lesson plan is two pages, so it is recommended you print off this plan 'back to back'.

By SeanHolsgrove

The Power of Mnemonics - PowerPoint lesson demonstration

The Power of Mnemonics - PowerPoint lesson demonstration

This easy to follow PowerPoint demonstrates the power of mnemonics in a very practical and dramatic way. In one 45 - 60 minute lesson, students will amaze themselves with how well they can remember the 17 battles in the Wars of the Roses (in the correct order!), as well as the names and colours of the two families, and the century they took place in. This tried and tested lesson never fails to convince students about the power of mnemonics. One student recently went from 6/22 to 21/22 in one 45 minute lesson.For more info please visit https://sites.google.com/view/mediamnemonics/home

By mediamnemonics

Phonics Training / Meeting Support Staff / Teachers / TAs – Letters and Sounds, INSET, Presentation

Phonics Training / Meeting Support Staff / Teachers / TAs – Letters and Sounds, INSET, Presentation

24 page PowerPoint presentation and resources for a training session on phonics / Letters and Sounds which is suitable for teachers or support staff. The presentation includes:What is Phonics?TerminologyLetters and Sounds PhasesHow to Structure a Phonics SessionIdeas for ActivitiesIrregular WordsSplit VowelsThe Phonics Screening Check andDos and Don’ts.This presentation is interactive and includes five activities including a quiz. Hand outs are also included. This resource is fully editable and all images are copyright free. Please visit my shop for other English resources and leave a review if you find this helpful. Thank you!

By magicinkstand

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Famous People Quiz - Citizenship - End of term year Quiz. 9 Rounds and over 54 Questions Quiz

Famous People Quiz - Citizenship - End of term year Quiz. 9 Rounds and over 54 Questions Quiz

Famous People Quiz - Citizenship - End of term year Quiz. 9 Rounds and over 54 Questions Quiz (Could also be used as a Citizenship Assembly stimulus). This resource contains 1xPowerPoint 1x Student Answer Sheet (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!!1 x Kingsnorth Teaching & Learning guide to PSHE and Citizenship FREE and paid ResourcesContains 7 Rounds: Guess the role model , Who's that royal?, Name the influential leader ?, Im a politician get me out of here and more...This Powerpoint contains 20+ slides with Quiz Questions about inspiring role models and influential famous people. The Powerpoint is colourful and bright and can be used with students across the age ranges and includes a fun and engaging way to go through the answers.This PowerPoint could be used as a fun and engaging PSHE lesson about influential people around the world.This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes.These resources work well with my other popular PSHE and Citizenship Resources - See Below.. Fast food and Healthy Eating Lessons Bullying and how to deal with it lessons Puberty and Changing bodies –Unit PSHE Bundle of 10 Lessons fully resourced at bargain price Teenage Pregnancy Debating Resources Drugs Education for Secondary students Student Election Campaigning Resource UK 2017 Educational Election Quiz Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for GCSE Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Frankenstein Big Bundle!

Frankenstein Big Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of Mary Shelley's horror classic 'Frankenstein.' The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of plot, character, context, and language, in addition to considering the key themes and ideas running throughout the text.All of the resources that you need are included in the bundle: informative and engaging whole lesson PowerPoints, worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. The bundle is made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, including:- The Context of Frankenstein;- Victor Frankenstein - The Tragic Hero;- Shifting Narrative Viewpoints:- Shelley's Description of the Monster;- The Monster's Murders - Justified?- The Frankenstein Pointless Game.Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps:- Engaging- Defining/ Understanding- Identifying/Remembering- Analysing/ Creating- Peer or self evaluating.All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Individually, these resources would amount to £14, meaning that you are saving 64%!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru

Activities list

Activities list

Here there is a selection of activities that can be useful to teach English as a foreign language, they are classified by Key stage and the skill that is worked in each of them

By Olynj

Revision: Revision Skills

Revision: Revision Skills

1hr PP, worksheets, clip link with questions, differentiated fullyComplete 1 hour lesson with accompanying worksheetsDifferent level tasks for MA,LA or CoreDesigned to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or aboveMany more inexpensive and free resources at my shop: Emjcot's ShopLeave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)

By EC_Resources

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Sikhism Assembly and Sikhism Quiz (including Vaisakhi & Diwali)

Sikhism Assembly and Sikhism Quiz (including Vaisakhi & Diwali)

2017 Sikhism Assembly (Including Vaisakhi & Diwali) 20-30 Minutes or Tutor form time. This resource contains: 1x Assembly PowerPoint This Powerpoint contains 15+ slides . All assemblies are adaptable. They all begin and end with student interaction. They contain definitions and descriptions in student friendly 'speak' and linking to the assembly topic. and 2017 - Sikhism Quiz including Vaisakhi & Diwali - 7 rounds and over 40 Questions. Quiz. End of Term year quiz. (Could also be used as a RE/ Citizenship Assembly stimulus). This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Quiz 1x Student Answer Sheet (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!! This Powerpoint contains 20+ slides with Quiz Questions about Sikhism including Vaisakhi & Diwali. The Powerpoint is colourful and bright and can be used with students across the age ranges and includes a fun and engaging way to go through the answers.

By bkingsnorth

Creating Lesson Plans for All Learners

Creating Lesson Plans for All Learners

With appropriate planning, teachers can differentiate instruction to effectively meet the needs of a variety of learners. This resource includes a lesson plan template that illustrates how instruction can be differentiated at the planning stage. Additionally, the lesson demonstrates how a single lesson can effectively meet the instructional needs of learners who are working well above or below grade expectations. This type of lesson planning not only structures teachingto ensure learning, but also helps to meet the needsof the diverse groups of students who comprise today’s classrooms.

By KDP1911

Teaching prepositions

Teaching prepositions

For a teacher who helps to prepare students for their final Exams - using prepositions. This material helps ss to learn the most common (and not only) prepositions and to get better results at their exams. The material consist of NINE pages, five exercises; one test, and answer KEY.How to teach prepositions KEY provided.This material consists of 13 PAGES. It contains 7 EXERCISES (more than 150 SENTENCES). 1,2- supply the preposition, 3-5 choose the appropriate verb according to the preposition, 6- test yourself, match the definition to the verb, KEY.Prepositions after verbs and adjectives. This material consist of 19 pages and provides a table with prepositions, and 19 different exercises to foster them.Prepositions of time (7 exercises/70 sentences to revise or to teach prepositions of time )

By Olynj

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Growth Mindset. Divergent Thinking Skills Questions

Growth Mindset. Divergent Thinking Skills Questions

Thinking Skills are so important. Students and adults are often led to believe that there is only one right answer to the question. This doesn’t have to be the case though and it is really useful for students to be reminded of this, encouraging them to keep an open mind and explore possibilities. This way of thinking is referred to as divergent thinking and it goes hand in hand with creativity. This resource provides questions that encourage students to problem solve and consider lots of answers to questions that don’t have just one right answer.Each question is presented on an individual page so that they can be printed out and students can jot down ideas, scribble notes and even draw diagrams if they feel like it.

By StartEducation

Back to School Rewards:  Reward Strips,  Sticker Incentives, Certificates

Back to School Rewards: Reward Strips, Sticker Incentives, Certificates

Celebrate growth on a daily and weekly basis!This pack is full of highly motivating ideas to go alongside your behaviour management system. My students absolutely LOVE getting these certificates and rummaging in the treasure chest - they work really hard to earn them! ******************************************************CONTENT☆ Cover/Contents☆ Teacher Notes/Reward Strips with lamination/5-20 stickers to add☆ Teacher Notes/Reward Strips without lamination/5-20 stars to colour☆ Teacher Notes/Daily Spelling/Tables Sticker Charts/Up to 180 days☆ Weekly Certificates:Pupil/Student/Star of the WeekBest MannersKindness AwardAR Champ9x Subject girl/boy awards: Mathematician; Scientist; Writer; Author; Reader; Speller; Artist; Thinker; Athlete.Historian and Geographer to be added.☆ TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 78**********************************************************RELATED RESOURCES**********************************************************Teacher's Toolkit Rewards

By TeachersToolkit

English Report Writing Bundle

English Report Writing Bundle

Everything you need to write detailed, insightful reports in a jiffy!Save a massive 50% compared to buying the resources separately Feedback welcome and appreciated

By ajs12345

Crime & Deviance (20 Lessons) [ GCSE Sociology ]

Crime & Deviance (20 Lessons) [ GCSE Sociology ]

This bundle contains 20 lessons for the 'Crime & Deviance' section of the new GCSE Sociology specification.Whilst it is useful to any teacher of Sociology, it was designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017.It is designed to be a self-contained, comprehensive and complete resource: everything a teacher/department need to teach the Crime & Deviance section of the course.Each lesson comes in a .Zip file, This file contains:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-Homework[-Most of the lessons include a worksheet (double-sided A4 or A3)]We take considerable time making the highest quality lessons and we believe these are the best GCSE Sociology resources money can buy, positive reviews are greatly appreciated. Our intention is to have the other units of the new GCSE Sociology course available by June.Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/PLEASE NOTE:Minimum system requirements: 512MB RAM, 1.5ghz processor. Microsoft Office.

By godwin86

Frankenstein: The Context of Frankenstein

Frankenstein: The Context of Frankenstein

This engaging and detailed lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of the social and historical context of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror novel: Frankenstein. The lesson places a particular focus upon the developments in health, science, and technology at the time the text was written and set, the locations visited by the author, and the life of Mary Shelley. By the end of the lesson, students demonstrate their ability to link their understanding of context to specific sections of the text.The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:- Considering how life has changed between the end of the 18th Century and the present day;- Researching key information about health, scientific understanding, and major events in the late 1700s;- Understanding the features of locations in the novel, and interpreting what they may symbolise;- Developing their understanding of the author: Mary Shelley, and considering the key events in her life that influenced her writing of Frankenstein;- Linking knowledge of time, place, and author, and relating these to specific areas of the text;- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.Included is:- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and substantial; (including an animated Frankenstein's monster to guide them through the lesson, and links to helpful websites);- Comparison between 1700s and the present day worksheet (and a teacher answer sheet);- Card sorting activity based on locations in the novel;- Mary Shelley worksheet (and a teacher answer sheet);- 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 middle-ability year 9/10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation. NOTE: One of the tasks requires access to researching materials, e.g. internet or library access.

By TandLGuru

The StressFreeClassroom - an audio guide to dealing with classroom stress.

The StressFreeClassroom - an audio guide to dealing with classroom stress.

Hi. Steve here.I wrote and recorded this program for you if you're a stressed teacher.You're fed up, like I was, with the downsides of teaching. Dealing with toxic combinations of work-load, observation, scrutiny and feeling undervalued. It all made me want to scream 'ESCAPE!'I tried reorganising and reprioritising. I tried relaxing with meditation tapes and beach holidays.But the feelings crept back.Tired of waiting for change, I finally did something about it all. After all, this was my life.I finally quit teaching!Yet that wasn't the end of the story.Now I say: there is hope for a rewarding classroom experience, and it's not been your fault.In this program is the equipment for your effective career transformation.Because as I learnt, after teaching and leading for over 15 years in a huge variety of locations and types of school, none of this experience or professional development was ever enough to know what to do about feeling so *&"%.Driven to investigate - and invest in myself - I studied all kinds of practice and psychology including the latest in Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, Direct Instruction, Discovery Learning and Human Needs Psychology™. I read books, listened to top thinkers, attended expensive training and tried new technologies: like binaural beat meditation.Some shocking discoveries were made: it's disturbing that we aren't properly educated about, or trained to successfully deal with classroom stress.Firstly, we must move out of 'industrial age' classroom thinking.As what we do is 80% psychology, I created - by applying and combining certain techniques - the most simple, valuable and practical thought-tools specifically designed for helping you: the teacher.It's all in The Stress-Free Classroom and because of it, I'm back teaching. I use it all - Every.Single.Day.Of-course you don’t need to be a trained psychologist or doctor to benefit and this program is in no way a substitute for professional help.Still, you can apply each step-by-step technique any time you need it, on the spot, and eliminate stress in under 30 seconds.My health, my teaching - my livelihood - was on the line; this program is written with yours in mind.You get the best of the best education in an instantly accessible, high-density, no fluff 50 minutes of listen-anywhere-mp3 in your life.It's less time than an episode of The Walking Dead, (which is exactly how I felt).(Some people have found they want to listen to it a second or third time to take it all in).Enough is enough. Just do it. All questions welcomed, and please let me know how you grow. To your strength and success. Steve.

By sjwalkley