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Most resources I develop are geared towards GCSE 2016-18 (AQA and Edexcel) curriculum and are practical solutions to classroom teaching. I keep most of these black and white for simple/cost-effective print. I read each novel/play/poem and break down into manageable parts. I find this most effective within classrooms where students require chunks of information they can order, in sequence. The 'study-packs' I create can apply to any book/play/poem and provide visual tools for memory recall.

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Most resources I develop are geared towards GCSE 2016-18 (AQA and Edexcel) curriculum and are practical solutions to classroom teaching. I keep most of these black and white for simple/cost-effective print. I read each novel/play/poem and break down into manageable parts. I find this most effective within classrooms where students require chunks of information they can order, in sequence. The 'study-packs' I create can apply to any book/play/poem and provide visual tools for memory recall.
STUDENT PROGRESSION TRACKER - GRADES AND PERSONAL
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STUDENT PROGRESSION TRACKER - GRADES AND PERSONAL

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A purpose-designed sheet for a teacher's Data File. Used to provide an efficient 'at a glance' view of: Student Name Class Any issues with Attendance / Behaviour or Motivation Identify Autism / Dyslexia / SEN Includes progress through Grades and can be amended quite simply to suit teacher needs.
STUDENT FEEDBACK/ASSESSMENT - CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT YEAR - 12 STEP GRADING SYSTEM
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STUDENT FEEDBACK/ASSESSMENT - CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT YEAR - 12 STEP GRADING SYSTEM

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Resource shows one example I have filled in and one blank after this - 2 pages. Any school logo can be attached. This was first introduced at a West-London High School where students I was teaching had low-esteem and needed tasks based on who they were as individuals, i.e. to get then develop their interest in the subject before they could tackle curriculum-based work. I developed it as a means of allowing face-to-face communication to discuss 'their' interests and I based the assignment(s) on this. When a 1000-2000 word assignment is returned to you, with Harvard-referencing notes and a proud, smiling face, by a student who, previously, didn't attend school, it kind of has one questioning whether 'personalised' subject matter can 'still' hit the assessment criteria and create a more harmonious environment. LIMITED /MANDLESHTAM BASIC AWARENESS IDEAS FORMING/SIMPLE VALID ATTEMPT APPROPRIATE/SOME CLARITY ACCURATE/ ORGANISED RELEVANT/ CONSISTENT CLEAR/ EFFECTIVE CONSISTENT, DETAILED, DEVELOPED CONFIDENT/LACKS ORIGINALITY PERCEPTIVE/JUDICIOUS SOPHISTICATED
WHAT'S INSIDE YOUR HEAD?
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WHAT'S INSIDE YOUR HEAD?

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This resource was used from a discussion with Year 10's who watched the PP 'Insight - A Writer'. This led to them describing how they felt they were not engaged enough in 'free-writing'. Each student then used a single page resource the same as this to express their thoughts, with some fantastic conversational results and some very interesting and quite often abstract subject material.
LESSON TRACKING TEMPLATE
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LESSON TRACKING TEMPLATE

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Template for planning and tracking lessons throughout each school week/term. Helpful as an online tool for identifying at a glance where each class is at. Additionally useful to decide the flow of each week in terms of what subject matter can be incorporated and where.
SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR - REPEAT SHEET
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SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR - REPEAT SHEET

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Used in class with all year groups. Effective because the student can file the sheets in a specific order and review their progress. The sheet provides an alternative to often messy alterations within exercise books and helps the teacher maintain a working file to allow Ofsted the opportunity to see valid attempts made by student and teacher to develop SPaG. Can also be used as a lesson starter/end or a homework sheet.
INSIGHT INTO THE LIFE OF A WRITER - PP PRESENTATION BY TOR ALEXANDER BRUCE
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INSIGHT INTO THE LIFE OF A WRITER - PP PRESENTATION BY TOR ALEXANDER BRUCE

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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.
VISUAL REFERENCE/MIND MAP
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VISUAL REFERENCE/MIND MAP

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A simple yet highly effective resource to allow students to develop a visual understanding of their study material. I find that by printing off a couple of hundred of these, A3, prevents time-wasting and student scrawling. This single-page resource creates some form of continuity in student files or exercise books. As a high number of students require some form of a 'visual-assist' in classes, i.e. to get their heads around the study material, mind-maps are a wonderful, complimentary addition to any classroom.
INTERNET RESEARCH RESOURCE - GENERIC
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INTERNET RESEARCH RESOURCE - GENERIC

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A study-support resource. I have used this with all year groups so students can document particular websites/sources and capture/document information they find at the sites. I find that by using a well set-out resource, it keeps them 'on-task'. It also acts as an excellent reference tool, when filed or kept inside of their books. This resource is four-page A4, containing 12 individual boxes and can be extended to suit. I find that the four-pages is enough 'per-task', e.g. per Book/Play/Poem.
MY ENERGY IS GREATER EVEN THAN THE SUN
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MY ENERGY IS GREATER EVEN THAN THE SUN

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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.
OFSTED PLANNING TOOL - TEACHERS/TA'S/WHOLE CLASS
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OFSTED PLANNING TOOL - TEACHERS/TA'S/WHOLE CLASS

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Resource used in training of Teaching Assistants/Teachers to prepare for Ofsted inspections. Created in line with two inspections via a local authority and was very well received by teachers in training and the Ofsted inspector. As a learning tool it assists with overall classroom awareness/knowledge of 'what the teacher prepares for' throughout the course of each working day and leading to an inspection. Resource was supported by the local authorities own paperwork and the student TA's graded their own lessons in accordance to these guidelines. Recommended to create combined awareness of the types of items each Ofsted inspection will cover. See Of(in)ste(a)d resource by same author for a complimentary tool to add to this resource.
TIMELINE - GCSE EXAM TOOL
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TIMELINE - GCSE EXAM TOOL

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A simple yet effective tool for classroom learning; student-mentoring; counselling; planning. At a personal-level I have had 'fantastic' results from students and individuals I've worked with in a mentoring-counselling capacity, more often leaving them to their own devices to create the detail. A highly-effective revision tool for any student, particularly those preparing for exams, to arrange their thoughts in order and gain that ever-so-important visual perspective of their work.