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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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
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,
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!
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 Starter Generator: KS2 - 4(Ages 7-16) Starters
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The Starter Generator: KS2 - 4(Ages 7-16) Starters

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This is a resource with 120 starters all in one place! The Starter Generator has enough starters for you to shake a stick at. All come with pictures to aid recall and enjoyment and are explained, often with examples. Nearly all are generic and can be used across subjects. Enjoy!
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!
Assessment For Learning Toolkit
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Assessment For Learning Toolkit

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70 different activities, ideas or tools based around assessment for learning. Each comes with a description and a pretty picture to liven up your day. The toolkit is easy to navigate and the ideas are transferable across key stages and subjects. Become an AfL master with the AfL toolkit!
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.
Discussion Toolkit
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Discussion Toolkit

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The toolkit guides you through a variety of activities you can use to structure and encourage discussion in the classroom. It focuses on discussion, rather than debate, although many of the activities will work equally well for both. The first two pages offer a blurb about why talk is important with a bit of a PSHE focus. There are also lots of website links if you want to follow ideas further. enjoy!
Peer and Self-Assessment Guide
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Peer and Self-Assessment Guide

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A straightforward guide to peer and self-assessment. Includes a step-by-step guide explaining how to embed it in your practice, examples of good practice, slides you can drop into your lessons and bonus features!
Movement Breaks
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Movement Breaks

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A guide to movement breaks. Inside you will find thirty different activities you can use to get your class moving and give them a break (plus a bit of fun). All activities are suitable across the curriculum and the Key Stages. All come with pictures and clear explanations with many also including extension activities.
The Curriculum Compendium
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The Curriculum Compendium

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The Curriculum Compendium contains over 300 weblinks taking you to resources for nearly every subject on the Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum. The links are connected to key areas of study in each subject and come from a wide range of sources.
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.