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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

Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB

Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB

Move your lessons from Good to Outstanding with this AfL questioning technique for the classroom. This resource uses an adaptation from the characters of Winne the Pooh - & books ‘The Tao of Pooh é Te of Piglet’. PPPB asks teachers to reflect on their questioning technique as a Pooh character… Featured in The Guardian here: http://bit.ly/TLHjgW …. Please use the hashtag #PPPB when sharing via Twitter. Video examples welcome - send to @TeacherToolkit

By rmcgill

Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit

Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit

Here are a collection of Teaching and Learning newsletter templates - published to the whole-staff only - once a fortnight. Ideas are sourced from current school practice, staff-voice and online forums. Feel free to use them as a template to create your own. Contact me @TeacherToolkit

By rmcgill

Targeted Questioning by @TeacherToolkit

Targeted Questioning by @TeacherToolkit

a) What questions you will ask your class? b) What individual questions will you target to Student A, B and C? c) This tailored questioning-template will allow you to plan questions for students working at various levels/grades. d) You could add or delete specific topic questions using this the template - or perhaps include this with my Pose Pause Pounce Bounce strategy? See here: (http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Pose-Pause-Pounce-Bounce-by-TeacherToolkit-6242203/) If you adapt this template, please share it with me. Thanks @TeacherToolkit

By rmcgill

Classroom display

Classroom display

A motivational poster for classroom display. Hopefully this image will help promote a positive attitude in students and also add a visually appealing element to the classroom.

By StartEducation

Motivational Poster

Motivational Poster

A motivational poster for classroom display. Hopefully this image will help promote a positive attitude in students and also add a visually appealing element to the classroom.

By StartEducation

Classroom display. Motivation

Classroom display. Motivation

A motivational poster for classroom display. Hopefully this image will help promote a positive attitude in students and also add a visually appealing element to the classroom.

By StartEducation

Classroom display

Classroom display

A motivational poster for classroom display. Hopefully this image will help promote a positive attitude in students and also add a visually appealing element to the classroom.

By StartEducation

Classroom display

Classroom display

A motivational poster for classroom display. Hopefully this image will help promote a positive attitude in students and also add a visually appealing element to the classroom.

By StartEducation

Classroom Display

Classroom Display

A motivational poster for classroom display. Hopefully this image will help promote a positive attitude in students and also add a visually appealing element to the classroom.

By StartEducation

The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit

Written to help teachers find a job. Adapted using The (original) 5 Minute Lesson Plan template; The 5 Minute Interview Plan will allow you to focus on key aspects of job-hunting and application completion within a school context. 2 pages include the template & context. Version 1 published 8.3.13 by @TeacherToolkit

By rmcgill

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. '

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'Rapid Progress' Class Activity by @TeacherToolkit

'Rapid Progress' Class Activity by @TeacherToolkit

This can be modified to suit any subject and topic. I do NOT claim this resource to be a new idea; just a strategy that works very well in the classroom that is worth sharing. This idea is perfect for sharing success criteria; and also demonstrating progress over a number of lessons. The topic can be used as a starter or plenary and feed into a main activity - using the same process - for students applying success criteria for classwork; coursework and exams over and over again. Supported with a blog-post weblink.

By rmcgill

Roles & Functions of Education - Education - Revision Session ( AQA Sociology AS A2 KS5 ) Function

Roles & Functions of Education - Education - Revision Session ( AQA Sociology AS A2 KS5 ) Function

The topic of this revision session is: 'The role and functions of the education system, including its relationship to the economy and to class structure'.It is designed for teachers using the new AQA Sociology specification at KS5. Save significant amounts of money by buying these revision sessions in bundles!This download contains one of a series of revision sessions that use a variety of mind-mapping, discussion and debate tasks to cover a section of the specification. It includes a fully animated revision session PowerPoint and a set of 'silent debate' A3 worksheets [which are a great way to structure group discussions and practice exam planning technique].This revision session features:-A 'grid of learning' post-it task (to focus students on the day's topic and refresh their memories of the basics)-A 'competitive mind-mapping task (which can be completed on the whiteboard or on A3 paper)-A silent debate task (with 6 x A3 silent debate worksheets in an editable .doc file) [nb. allowing group conversation, instead of silence, is also an effective approach]-Debates that ask students to move from one side of the room or the other and verbalise a defence of their position in response to a statement or rubric. -A concluding 'One thing I am still uncertain about...' post-it question.The revision sessions can be used in a number of ways:-As revision sessions during a revision period of term-time leading up to exams-Sandwiched between lessons as they are taught throughout the year as a way of solidifying and assessing learningThis session can be purchased individually or as part of various bundles depending on your needs.Please note: the cover picture depicts some of the activities that make up this revision session, the wording within those tasks is adapted to the topic specified above and may differ from the wording depicted. Contents and tasks may vary slightly between revision sessions. The cover photo is, however, a fair depiction of the contents of the lesson.Copyright Adam Godwin (2017) [Godwin86] godwin86@gmail.com

By godwin86

Growth mindset poster 11

Growth mindset poster 11

A poster to inspire your students and encourage a growth mindset. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation

Growth Mindset poster 10

Growth Mindset poster 10

A poster to inspire your students and encourage a growth mind-set. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation

Positivity poster 3

Positivity poster 3

A poster to inspire your students and encourage a growth mindset. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation

Growth Mindset posters 5

Growth Mindset posters 5

A bundle of poster to inspire students and encourage a growth mindset. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation

Growth mindset posters 6

Growth mindset posters 6

A bundle of poster to inspire students and encourage a growth mindset. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation

Inspirational poster bundle

Inspirational poster bundle

A bundle of poster to inspire students and encourage a growth mindset. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation

Growth mindset poster3

Growth mindset poster3

A poster to inspire students and encourage a growth mindset. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation

Growth mindset poster 2

Growth mindset poster 2

A poster to inspire students and encourage a growth mindset. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation

Growth mindset poster 5

Growth mindset poster 5

A poster to inspire students and encourage a growth mindset. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation

Growth mindset poster 4

Growth mindset poster 4

A poster to inspire students and encourage a growth mindset. Provided as a jpeg for printing at a range of sizes or inserting into your own docs.

By StartEducation