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I provide a range of free resources covering different areas of teaching and learning. These include The Starter Generator, Plenary producer and the AFL Toolkit. My premium resources focus mostly on stretch and challenge, as well as some on growth mindsets and a new set of books exclusively for teaching assistants, giving them all the tools they need to support learners in the classroom.

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I provide a range of free resources covering different areas of teaching and learning. These include The Starter Generator, Plenary producer and the AFL Toolkit. My premium resources focus mostly on stretch and challenge, as well as some on growth mindsets and a new set of books exclusively for teaching assistants, giving them all the tools they need to support learners in the classroom.
The Feedback Compendium
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The Feedback Compendium

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The Feedback Compendium is a brilliant resource which will make your life easier! It contains two hundred high quality, ready-to-use targets which are appropriate for all subjects and for all ages. They can be used in formative assessment, report-writing and as oral feedback. The targets are divided into ten categories for ease of use. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5
Plenaries on a Plate
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Plenaries on a Plate

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With Plenaries on a Plate, you will never have to plan a plenary again! Slide two shows 168 coloured dots. Click on a dot and get a plenary - every one is different. They are appropriate for all subjects and for Key Stages 2-5. In addition, all the plenaries can be used regardless of what has gone before in the lesson.
Make Your Own AFL Box
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Make Your Own AFL Box

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Create your own AFL box, which you can keep in your room and use over-and-over again. This resource contains everything you need to make AFL a part of your everyday teaching. From plenaries to whole-class feedback, from cards to dice, this resource makes AFL quick and easy whatever subject and age-group you teach.
The Philosophiser
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The Philosophiser

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The Philosophiser has 168 philosophical questions covering all areas of the subject. Students select questions at random by clicking a button on the second slide. The Philosophiser promises hours of critical thinking around the biggest questions!
The Political Philosophiser
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The Political Philosophiser

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168 political philosophy questions which can be chosen at random from a front screen of coloured dots. The questions cover all areas of the subject and include key quotes from a range of thinkers. Great for use as a starter, plenary or discussion activity.
The GCSE Citizenship Question Generator
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The GCSE Citizenship Question Generator

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The GCSE Citizenship Question Generator presents 101 challenging questions mapped to the curriculum that students can select at random to discuss. You can use it as a starter activity, as a plenary, a revision tool or midway through a lesson to energise students and stretch their thinking. The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question which will get students thinking deeply about the subject. The GCSE Citizenship Question Generator will give your lessons a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you teach!
The GCSE Business Studies Question Generator
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The GCSE Business Studies Question Generator

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The GCSE Business Studies Question Generator presents 101 challenging questions mapped to the curriculum that students can select at random to discuss. You can use it as a starter activity, as a plenary, a revision tool or midway through a lesson to energise students and stretch their thinking. The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question which will get students thinking deeply about the subject. The GCSE Business Studies Question Generator will give your lessons a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you teach!
The Differentiation Deviser
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The Differentiation Deviser

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The Differentiation Deviser presents 80 strategies, activities and techniques for differentiating, all of which can be used across the Key Stages and the curriculum. Every entry is clearly explained and accompanied by an image to aid understanding and recall. The Differentiation Deviser will make your life easier and your lessons better. Enjoy!
EAL Toolkit
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EAL Toolkit

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The EAL Toolkit provides over 50 strategies for helping learners across the Key Stages who are learning English as an additional language. Each strategy is explained and accompanied by an illustration to aid memory. The strategies are non-subject and non-age specific. No more searching for EAL ideas now they are all in one place!
The Bloom Buster: Improve Questioning in Lessons.
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The Bloom Buster: Improve Questioning in Lessons.

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The Bloom Buster helps with planning lesson objectives, questioning and activities. It provides definitions and question/task ideas for 90 key words related to Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives. The 90 words are split equally into 6 categories - knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation, based on the original taxonomy. There are also suggested question stems and products you might wish to see from a lesson. The crux is that it will hopefully help make your lesson planning easier. Enjoy!
The Feedback Compendium
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The Feedback Compendium

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The Feedback Compendium is a brilliant resource which will make your life easier! It contains two hundred high quality, ready-to-use targets which are appropriate for all subjects and for Key Stages 2-5. They can be used in formative assessment, report-writing and as oral feedback. The targets are divided into ten categories for ease of use.
The Whole Class Feedback Guide
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The Whole Class Feedback Guide

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Included are 25 different strategies for eliciting feedback from an entire class of students. All the strategies are generic and can be used across the Key Stages and the curriculum.
The Ethicist
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The Ethicist

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The Ethicist has 168 ethical questions covering all areas of the subject. Students select questions at random by clicking a button on the second slide. The Ethicist promises hours of ethical thinking around the biggest questions concerning morality!
The Key Stage Three Science Stretch and Challenge Grid
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The Key Stage Three Science Stretch and Challenge Grid

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The KS3 Science Stretch and Challenge Grid is one of the easiest ways to stretch and challenge the thinking of your students. The resource combines three separate grids. The first contains 25 subject-specific questions and tasks mapped to the curriculum. The second contains 25 challenging tasks applicable to any area of the curriculum. The third is blank, ready to edit. Simply print off one of the grids and give copies to your most-able students. You can then challenge them to complete tasks and questions during lessons or as part of their homework. Students can keep track by crossing off challenges as they complete them. The resource also comes with a set of badges students can collect and tick off as they finish each task or question. With the KS3 Science Stretch and Challenge Grid you will be stretching and challenging the thinking of your students every time you teach, saving time along the way!
The GCSE Religious Studies Stretch and Challenge Grid
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The GCSE Religious Studies Stretch and Challenge Grid

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The GCSE Religious Studies Stretch and Challenge Grid is one of the easiest ways to stretch and challenge the thinking of your students. The resource combines three separate grids. The first contains 25 subject-specific questions and tasks mapped to the curriculum. The second contains 25 challenging tasks applicable to any area of the curriculum. The third is blank, ready to edit. Simply print off one of the grids and give copies to your most-able students. You can then challenge them to complete tasks and questions during lessons or as part of their homework. Students can keep track by crossing off challenges as they complete them. The resource also comes with a set of badges students can collect and tick off as they finish each task or question. With the GCSE Religious Studies Stretch and Challenge Grid you will be stretching and challenging the thinking of your students every time you teach, saving time along the way!
The Key Stage Three History Stretch and Challenge Generator
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The Key Stage Three History Stretch and Challenge Generator

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Never before has stretching and challenging the thinking of your students been so simple and so effective. With the KS3 History Stretch and Challenge Generator you can push the thinking of your students at the click of a button - no planning required! Containing over 100 challenge tasks and questions mapped to the curriculum, this fantastic tool will engage and excite your students as they get to select a challenge at random by clicking one of the icons on the fourth slide. Alternatively, why not use the tasks and questions as pre-planned extension activities? Simply drop them into your existing lessons and be certain that you are consistently differentiating for the most able. However you choose to use it, you can guarantee that the KS3 History Stretch and Challenge Generator will make pushing the thinking of your students easier than ever before. High challenge, great progress and big thinking will be a feature of every lesson you teach!
Challenge Toolkit
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Challenge Toolkit

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The Challenge Toolkit provides 50 different activities to stretch and extend students' thinking. The activities are generic and can be used across Key Stages and in different subjects. Each activity is explained, often with examples. All can be used as extension within a lesson, or worked up into whole-class activities. The Challenge Toolkit will help you push all students to think more critically and creatively whatever they are studying. Key Words: Extension, Gifted and Talented, Challenge, Lesson ideas, Planning, Teaching and Learning,
Essay Writing Toolkit
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Essay Writing Toolkit

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A comprehensive guide to essay writing. The toolkit contains over 50 activities to help students improve their essays, as well as a wealth of other information, ideas and links. All aspects of essay writing are covered and the material is suitable for use across Key Stages 3,4 and 5.
The What If...? Box
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The What If...? Box

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The What If...? Box is a brilliant tool for use in any lesson in Key Stages 2-5. It contains 168 questions, all of which begin 'What if...&' Students can select questions at random by clicking on the coloured dots which are flying out of the What If...? Box. The resource is particularly good for developing critical and creative thinking.
The Plenary Producer. Ideas. KS2, KS3 (11-14)  PPT
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The Plenary Producer. Ideas. KS2, KS3 (11-14) PPT

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130 plenaries all in one place! Easy to navigate, the plenaries can be used in almost any subject and contain ideas for developing them as well as examples of their use. It will aid lesson planning and offer you and the students lots of variety. Enjoy!