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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

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

 101 Ways to Promote your Products Right Now

101 Ways to Promote your Products Right Now

101 Ways to Promote your Products Right Now A Complete List of 101 Actions to Promote your ProductsThere is lots of advice on ways to market your resources online but so many of them require you to wait for a particular time or require someone else to take action. This is a list of the actions you can take right now to increase the exposure of your products. I have provided examples where ever possible. I hope this is useful!Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

By Charleei

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

Peer Assessment, final product or model

Peer Assessment, final product or model

Description: This is a simple peer assessment task that allows KS3 pupils to assess a peer's final product or model that they have produced. It prompts them to identify something that has been done well, whilst also highlighting an area to 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 evalaute 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 kinaesthetic 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

AQA English Lit: Tackling the Othello Extract Exam Question

AQA English Lit: Tackling the Othello Extract Exam Question

The document is a helpful guide to stretch and challenge students, with a fail-safe acronym to help weaker students guarantee a C grade in the exam. The four-letter acronym reminds students to engage with the structure, form, setting, stage directions, language, context, characterisation and tragedy of Othello. Tried and tested against AQA's Othello AS and A2 extract question with all students in class getting a grade C or higher!

By couldhavebeenking

Key Scenes in When Will There Be Good News?

Key Scenes in When Will There Be Good News?

A sheet guiding students to close read and analyse key scenes in When Will There Be Good News? It works well as a group activity, can be used as a guide for making presentations, posters, or even writing essays. It helps differentiate and stretch and challenge learners into close reading, engage with the text and apply it to crime writing. Works great as a revision lesson or a lesson towards the end of teaching the novel.

By couldhavebeenking

Quality Awareness

Quality Awareness

An interactive staff training session based around what is meant by 'Quality'. Enable those participating in the training session to consider how quality improved, the role of Ofsted and begin the preparation for receiving 'The Call'. This could also be useful for trainees and NQT's

By psyjess

English Target resource pack

English Target resource pack

This is a fantastic pack to set up an effective pupil target in English. Simply print the targets onto stickers (or cut and stick) and put the appropriate target into children's book. In addition to this you can laminate these targets and attach the relevant ones to children's English book using a treasure tag. This allows an easy reference for the child and you to see what target they are working towards. It is also a great way to record progress. Simply add a sticker to the laminated target when it has been met, and once it has been met 3 times, give your child their next target to work towards. I have been using this target system for 3 years and it has been highly effective in both the Year 1 and Year 2 class I have worked in. It could easily be adapted to work across any year group however.

By Mandem2014

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

KS3 Coast Processes Lesson Bundle

KS3 Coast Processes Lesson Bundle

Want good lessons on processes along a coastline? Look no further. These lessons contain innovative starter and plenary tasks, a lesson observation I got outstanding and group/independent learning.

By GJDavis27

NEW OCR B Coasts Revision

NEW OCR B Coasts Revision

Revision for Coasts end of unit tests including interactive games. See attached. It includes coverage of the course and tests to check learning. There is also a Year 9 poster with links for parents.

By GJDavis27

'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

YEAR 6 MASTERY MATHS COVERS EVERY FRACTION OBJECTIVE

YEAR 6 MASTERY MATHS COVERS EVERY FRACTION OBJECTIVE

YEAR 6 MASTERY MATHS COVERS EVERY FRACTION OBJECTIVE IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM WITH: CONCRETE, PICTORIAL, ABSTRACT, FLUENCY, REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING OVER 30 IDEAS, ACTIVITIES AND TASKS. YEAR 5 PACK NOW AVAILABLE! find this resource and more at: www.uniqueclasrooms.com

By erylands

CPA APPROACH TO MASTERY

CPA APPROACH TO MASTERY

YEAR 5 AND 6 MASTERY MATHS COVERS EVERY NUMBER OBJECTIVE IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM WITH: CONCRETE, PICTORIAL, ABSTRACT, FLUENCY, REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING OVER 240 IDEAS, ACTIVITIES AND TASKS WITH ASSESSMENT TRACKERS

By erylands

2017 Calendar, Seasons, Dates, Planning

2017 Calendar, Seasons, Dates, Planning

A bundle to help you to manage your time, plan ahead, and reflect on the year. Ideal for students with English as a foreign language, and for discussions about time, dates, their history, differences in each country, and to reduce nerves about revision and exams. Or to discuss seasons and holidays.

By sarah277

April Calendar Organiser and Colouring Sheet

April Calendar Organiser and Colouring Sheet

A monthly calendar to colour in and help organise study, revision, to manage time, or to learn about the seasons and time. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Literature Review - Presentation

Literature Review - Presentation

A Comprehensive Presentation that Covers: What Exactly is a Literature Review?How do I Find Literature for my Review? How Do I Write the Review? Where Does the Review Fit in the Dissertation? and Do I Actually Need a Literature Review?

By jh081326

Sources of Information - Presentation

Sources of Information - Presentation

A Comprehensive Presentation that Covers: Sources of Empirical Information, What Counts as Data, Signal and Noise, Being Discerning About Online Sources, Blogs, Twitter Etc., Trustworthy Journalism, News Sources, Books by Respected Investigative Journalists Can Be Useful, Country-Level Data and Searching for Info Strategically.

By jh081326

Study Skills

Study Skills

A Comprehensive set of Presentation that Covers: Exam Advice, Literature Review, Case Studies and How to Write Essays.

By jh081326

Case Studies - Presentation

Case Studies - Presentation

A Comprehensive Presentation that Covers: From Examples to Case StudiesWhy Are You Conducting a Case Study? Case Selection Issues and The Comparative Method.

By jh081326

Employment

Employment

A range of lessons/resources which cover applying for jobs, what employability skills are and career planning.

By psyjess