LEARNER PROGRESSION MOUNTAIN

LEARNER PROGRESSION MOUNTAIN

A tool first used in a training environment working with L2-L3 Teaching Assistants. The 'mountain&' concept is introduced with the whole class working as a team throughout the 12-week course where it is explained that the &';team' progress takes into account the slowest learner to ensure 'nobody is left on the ground'. As a visual-tool to promote development in class the Learner continually adds to each block of the mountain and gradually observes as their journey unfolds towards their peak.
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LEARNING OUTCOMES SHEET

LEARNING OUTCOMES SHEET

Resource used in class to allow pupils/students to plan and map their own learning outcomes, with additional acknowledgement of on-going targets and understanding and measuring of effectiveness of classroom teaching practice.
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REFLECTION TOOL - PERSONAL REFLECTION

REFLECTION TOOL - PERSONAL REFLECTION

Resource used within Mixed-Learner settings, particularly at initial Teacher-Learner/Student meeting. The resource contains two direct questions with the Learner then left to respond to these in their own way. The effectiveness of this resource by results from use to date has seen a wide-range/number of Learners completely 'open-up&' and &';identify' with their &'past/former&'; situation prior to moving forward to realise their future/on-going targets.
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BELIEF POSTER - POSITIVE THINKING AND MOTIVATION

BELIEF POSTER - POSITIVE THINKING AND MOTIVATION

Positive-Thinking and Motivation Poster designed for use within multi-classroom environments. ANY DOUBT, PLEASE LEAVE THIS OUTSIDE. ANY BELIEF, BRING IT IN. THIS IS A FACILITY FOR EDUCATION AND POSITIVE CHANGE. PREPARE TO EXPERIENCE BOTH. Tor Alexander Bruce
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CHILD ABUSE - PSHE TIMELINE EXERCISE

CHILD ABUSE - PSHE TIMELINE EXERCISE

A document relaying the findings taken from a Year 11 PSHE class as the students were asked to enter open discussion and complete a Reality Timeline in relation to their lives. The lesson led to the students expressing 'their&' views and painting a picture of what life means to them and how they felt. The discussion led to a shared view that the channels of &';support' within schools could be made clearer and that PSHE-type lessons &'could&'; focus on the 'real&' picture.
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RECALL SHEET - EVALUATING LEARNER KNOWLEDGE

RECALL SHEET - EVALUATING LEARNER KNOWLEDGE

A classroom-based exercise sheet where the Learners approach the Whiteboard/Flipchart/IWB and recall their learning of a particular subject area. An example is provided. This resource can be adapted ‘per learner’, i.e. an individual sheet for each learner present. The main purpose of the resource and exercise is that each Learner takes part in standing at the front of the classroom and takes on the role of Teacher, thus reinforcing their learning in this way and assisting in the Learner taking control of their own direction/learning path.
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OUTCOMES - TODAY SHEET

OUTCOMES - TODAY SHEET

A Today Sheet developed to allow the Teacher to decide the day-to-day Outcomes and classroom focus 'with&' the learner involvement, i.e. the Learners participate in deciding their own Today-plan. The use of this resource was graded a 1 via external inspection and linked/was supported by the Learner ILP.
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INNOVATIVE LESSON PLANNING - OFF-PISTE SHEET

INNOVATIVE LESSON PLANNING - OFF-PISTE SHEET

A sheet developed for learning environments as a means of each learner capturing subject matter that may otherwise not be covered through a typical/scheduled lesson. The Off-Piste Sheet links to the Of(in)ste(a)d Resource for a highly effective and innovative/thoughtful approach to thoroughly involving a learner-focussed approach to teaching.
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ADHD - KEITH'S STORY

ADHD - KEITH'S STORY

Keith is a 28-year-old student I worked with throughout a 12-week period. Early on in the Teaching Assistant course he described his knowledge of ‘child-development’ as a subject area, as this applied to a number of ‘transitions’ worked through in his own life and how ‘resilient’ and independent he had become as a result. His ‘story’ was result of him relaying his thoughts on ADHD and the prescribing of drugs to him at Age 7. This document was created with the intention that another child/parent/teacher may benefit from his words.
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INSIGHT INTO THE LIFE OF A WRITER - PP PRESENTATION BY TOR ALEXANDER BRUCE

INSIGHT INTO THE LIFE OF A WRITER - PP PRESENTATION BY TOR ALEXANDER BRUCE

This is a multi-page PP presentation detailing stages of the life of a writer - spanning 20+ years. I used this today (June 2016) with top set Year 10 class who are exploring figurative language and devising pieces of their own. The PP generated discussion relating to the realities of being a writer; levels of dedication and stamina required; insight into working with an illustrator; journalism as a career; questions to student relating to them developing their own work. Inspiring? Perhaps. Real? Yes. An insight that can be then linked to any author of work? Most certainly. Throughout 27 years I have been involved in writing lyrics, poetry, novels, illustrated works. This resource generated classroom discussion with many of the students responding with their own thoughts and a fantastic level of appreciation for literature in general. This is Premium Resource Number 100.
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LEAD YOUR LIFE

LEAD YOUR LIFE

Motivational poster for teachers/individuals. Can also be used as a study piece for English with questions based around the Author and general message from the piece.
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MY ENERGY IS GREATER EVEN THAN THE SUN

MY ENERGY IS GREATER EVEN THAN THE SUN

A poster intended for those who show the will to learn and develop themselves further. A motivational resource/poster/tool to inspire. Used by Tor Alexander Bruce within classrooms, training environments, business leadership programmes and in parallel with LEAD YOUR LIFE and other tools forming a pack of more than 50 resources.
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ENGLISH - HOME STUDY SHEET FOR STUDENTS

ENGLISH - HOME STUDY SHEET FOR STUDENTS

Your ability to study and participate in English Speaking, Reading and Writing extends beyond the classroom. You can capture using this chart the evidence of how you have continued to develop your skill-level in your own home environment. Specified use for any classroom environment to capture the level of 'outside of school&' development each student is making. Can be used as part of collaborative process with parents.
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MACBETH - APRIL 2016 REVISED - A STRONG LEARNING/REVISION TOOL

MACBETH - APRIL 2016 REVISED - A STRONG LEARNING/REVISION TOOL

This resource breaks down each scene into a manageable table and condenses the action from the play into 39 pages (prints as a double-sided 20-page booklet). Each Act can be printed individually if required. All of the 29 scenes are broken down. Includes ‘Character List’ and facts relating to the history behind ‘The Scottish Play’ and The Clan System of Scotland + Details of how student can identify: Soliloquy, Personification, Imagery, Metaphor, Allegory, Foreshadowing, Dramatic Irony. Also includes information relating to the history of plays and a student revision notes section relating to metacognitive development. This resource has been developed in class with Year 9's/10's and is proving to be a strong complimentary learning tool, i.e. alongside the play (I use this resource for the first 4-6 lessons and 'then' introduce the actual play). The resource contains spaces all the way through to allow for total student 'interaction', i.e. for their hands-on involvement.
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GCSE/A LEVEL DOCUMENTARY REVIEW THE 3000 MILE SWIM

GCSE/A LEVEL DOCUMENTARY REVIEW THE 3000 MILE SWIM

A resource developed by Teacher and Documentary Filmmaker Tor Alexander Bruce based on an original film created over a period of four years using a £40 mini-DV camera. The resource includes the original documentary cover with some insightful questions linking to what could be an individual, class or a whole year project, as the subject matter of the film is applicable to a wide audience.
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GCSE POETRY - LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS CLUSTER (FULL 15 POEM ANALYSIS) - AQA - REVISED MAY 24, 2016

GCSE POETRY - LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS CLUSTER (FULL 15 POEM ANALYSIS) - AQA - REVISED MAY 24, 2016

This resource was completely overhauled on May 24, 2016 after considerable teaching to mixed year groups. The resource now contains a 'Student Notes' page after each table. The content works very well alongside the poem/poems and provides the initial discussion point(s) in relation to language/structure/context. I took the Year 7 and 8 students outside and delivered this lesson on a grass-hill within the school grounds. We compared the size of a miniature Andrew Waterhouse to a maple seed ‘helicopter’ and the students took one each in hand, to work it up their bodies from their feet to their foreheads, to relate to him 'Climbing My Grandfather' - such a beautiful and touching example of Extended Metaphor. An extensive resource showing Title / Author / Birth-Date / Poem Structure / Context / Subject-overview / Poem Exploration, in very easy to analyse six-column tables across 32 x A4 sheets (or prints as a 16-page booklet). A fantastic starting-point for student exploration, noting comparisons and interpreting facts in relation to all 15 poems. Compare and Contrast at a glance / Formulate Ideas and Opinions / Interpret / Examine Metaphorical Content. When We Two Parted; Love's Philosophy; Porphyria's Lover; Sonnet 29 - 'I think of thee!'; Neutral Tones; Letters From Yorkshire; The Farmer's Bride; Walking Away; Eden Rock; Follower; Mother, any distance; Before You Were Mine; Winter Swans; Singh Song!; Climbing My Grandfather
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HORROR GENRE - COMPARING FILM

HORROR GENRE - COMPARING FILM

A resource developed specifically to compare films and can be related to novels from the same genre. Assists the student greatly in encouraging their skill-development to critically analyse. Other resources available are similar by design and relate to the Superhero genre and the film Tsotsi.
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TSOTSI - CRITICAL ANALYSIS

TSOTSI - CRITICAL ANALYSIS

Used with KS3 Film and Media Studies - specifically designed to assist students in critically analysing the film; camera angles; sound; edit and developing perspective relating to the narrative and impact upon audience. The same type of resource is available for both Superhero Genre and Horror.
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GCSE POETRY - CONFLICT CLUSTER - EDEXCEL (ALL 15 POEMS) - REVISED SINCE TEACHING 2016

GCSE POETRY - CONFLICT CLUSTER - EDEXCEL (ALL 15 POEMS) - REVISED SINCE TEACHING 2016

Used in Class throughout May-June with KS3-4 to provide an extensive insight at a glance for students who then used a copy of a variety of poems and the 'comparison' resource to make notes. This resource was revised from its original format in April 2016 after teaching/further analysis of the wonderful 'Poppies' - Jane Weir and Belfast Confetti by Ciaran Carson. All poems listed have extensive notes within each table. An extensive resource showing Title / Author / Birth-Date / Learning Objective / Poem Structure / Context / Subject-overview / Poem Exploration, in very easy to analyse seven-column tables across 16 (or 8 back-to-back/booklet) A4 sheets. A Poison Tree / Belfast Confetti / Catrin / Cousin Kate / Exposure Extract From, 'The Prelude' / Half-Caste / No Problem / Poppies / The Charge Of The Light Brigade The Class Game / The Destruction of Sennacherib / The Man He Killed War Photographer / What They Were Like This resource contains a table per page/poem analysis per page, so student or teacher can annotate and review poem by poem. Works very well in class as a tool to be used alongside each of the poems.
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GCSE DRAMA RESOURCE / CRITERIA UNDERSTANDING

GCSE DRAMA RESOURCE / CRITERIA UNDERSTANDING

A resource developed by Tor Alexander Bruce for student reading/classroom discussion (KS4) in relation to Written and Practical GCSE Drama. The document contains a table of terminology and listed explanations of 20 key performance types including: Abstract; Mantle of the Expert; Narration; Still-Image and Thought-Tracking, breaking down the criteria into manageable chunks/with a space for student/teacher notes. Could be used as part of a discussion/team-building exercise or as an addition to a Lesson Plan. Developed working with students studying this subject in 2014.
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