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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.
LEARNER PROGRESSION MOUNTAIN
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LEARNER PROGRESSION MOUNTAIN

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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.
LEARNING OUTCOMES SHEET
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LEARNING OUTCOMES SHEET

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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.
RECALL SHEET - EVALUATING LEARNER KNOWLEDGE
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RECALL SHEET - EVALUATING LEARNER KNOWLEDGE

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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.
REFLECTION TOOL - PERSONAL REFLECTION
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REFLECTION TOOL - PERSONAL REFLECTION

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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.
CHILD ABUSE - PSHE TIMELINE EXERCISE
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CHILD ABUSE - PSHE TIMELINE EXERCISE

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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.
OUTCOMES - TODAY SHEET
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OUTCOMES - TODAY SHEET

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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.
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.
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.
GCSE/A LEVEL DOCUMENTARY REVIEW THE 3000 MILE SWIM
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GCSE/A LEVEL DOCUMENTARY REVIEW THE 3000 MILE SWIM

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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.
LEAD YOUR LIFE
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LEAD YOUR LIFE

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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.
ADHD - KEITH'S STORY
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ADHD - KEITH'S STORY

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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.
BELIEF POSTER - POSITIVE THINKING AND MOTIVATION
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BELIEF POSTER - POSITIVE THINKING AND MOTIVATION

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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
ENGLISH - HOME STUDY SHEET FOR STUDENTS
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ENGLISH - HOME STUDY SHEET FOR STUDENTS

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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.
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.
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.