The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

Designed to reduce planning time & focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Remember - Sept. 2014 - Ofsted no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of ‘a planned lesson!’ Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember? Now translated into 8 languages. Pin your plan? bit.ly/5MinMapped Contact me @TeacherToolkit Updated Oct 2014
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Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB

Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB

Move your lessons from Good to Outstanding with this AfL questioning technique for the classroom. This resource uses an adaptation from the characters of Winne the Pooh - & books ‘The Tao of Pooh é Te of Piglet’. PPPB asks teachers to reflect on their questioning technique as a Pooh character… Featured in The Guardian here: http://bit.ly/TLHjgW …. Please use the hashtag #PPPB when sharing via Twitter. Video examples welcome - send to @TeacherToolkit
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5 Resources for Every Teacher

5 Resources for Every Teacher

These are 5 of the best @TeacherToolkit resources every teacher needs to survive and thrive in the classroom ...
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

Designed to reduce planning time & focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Remember - Sept. 2014 - Ofsted no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of ‘a planned lesson!’ Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember? Now translated into 8 languages. Pin your plan? bit.ly/5MinMapped Contact me @TeacherToolkit Updated Oct 2014
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The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit

Written to help teachers find a job. Adapted using The (original) 5 Minute Lesson Plan template; The 5 Minute Interview Plan will allow you to focus on key aspects of job-hunting and application completion within a school context. 2 pages include the template & context. Version 1 published 8.3.13 by @TeacherToolkit
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Intervention Sheet by @TeacherToolkit

Intervention Sheet by @TeacherToolkit

This document enables teachers to understand how support fits in with the specific area/s of SEN it is targeting. It has helped to give our interventions greater focus; I encourage teachers to look at their record sheet before each lesson as way of focusing in on the young people. It is also a beneficial tool for sharing information with senior leaders. Staff who are responsible for writing SEN Support Plans can also find it beneficial to use the information on the intervention records to add depth to their plan so that they can write about interventions they do not lead with confidence.
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SEND Iceberg Analysis by @TeacherToolkit

SEND Iceberg Analysis by @TeacherToolkit

This is a great tool for using with staff as a discussion point with new learners with SEN needs. It works well in a staff meeting setting, where you can ask staff to work in pairs to brainstorm everything they know about the young person. It gets staff talking, especially if you ensure that you mix people up with someone they don’t normally work with. The benefit for the teacher is that they can then leave the meeting with their colleagues thoughts and strategies so that they can finish the SEN Support Plan. The benefit for all staff, is that they can hear how others perceive the young person.
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Middle Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

Middle Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

These standards are intended as guidance to underpin best practice, whatever the particular job description of the middle leader or a senior leader. They are to be interpreted in the context of each individual and designed to be relevant to all, irrespective of length of service in post. This exercise should form part of a teacher’s personal self-review and professional development and should work alongside appraisal during stage 1 and stage 2 of the academic year.
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Senior Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

Senior Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

These standards are intended as guidance to underpin best practice, whatever the particular job description of the senior leader. They are to be interpreted in the context of each individual and designed to be relevant to all irrespective of length of service in post. The standards can be used to: shape leaders own practice and professional development, within and beyond the school inform the appraisal of senior leaders support the recruitment and appointment of senior leaders provide a framework for training middle and senior leaders, aspiring to headship.
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Family Assembly by @TeacherToolkit

Family Assembly by @TeacherToolkit

What makes a family? You can download this assembly via Prezi and adapt to make it your own to suit your own family and the context of your school. Shrek video used to show families coming together. The Addams Family video used to show how quirky families can be, unique in their own way, but where siblings can still be happy, despite differences to the norm etc.
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5 Resources for Every Teacher

5 Resources for Every Teacher

These are 5 of the best @TeacherToolkit resources every teacher needs to survive and thrive in the classroom ...
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#5MinPlan Behave @TeacherToolkit @LeadingLearner

#5MinPlan Behave @TeacherToolkit @LeadingLearner

The #5MinBehaviourPlan by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit has been developed to help address the frustration that many teachers and staff, who work in schools, have with low-level disruption. The plan focuses on rules, routines, relationships and disciplinary interventions (rewards, sanctions and behaviour management strategies). A full blogpost is attached with the links above to explain the reasoning for this document. In the resource itself, there is a context to explain each section.
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12 Smart Steps to Reduce Workload: by @TeacherToolkit

12 Smart Steps to Reduce Workload: by @TeacherToolkit

Teachers’ workload is too high. Teaching has always been demanding, but why has the issue reached epidemic proportions? At a time when teacher recruitment and retention is under severe pressure, school leaders need to understand the issues, challenge their own thinking about their policies and be open-minded to new ways of working in schools. This resources considered what drivers have aligned to create this situation and what government, OfSTED, school leaders and teachers should be doing about it. During the session, we cover in detail the three areas which teachers raised as causing their biggest workload issues: marking, lesson preparation and resources and managing data.
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Observation form Sep12 Ofsted by @TeacherToolkit

Observation form Sep12 Ofsted by @TeacherToolkit

Use this template for formal observations as a guide against the new Ofsted 2012 framework. The template can be used for Appraisal observations; staff training; interviews; coaching and mentroing; triads; mapping against new teacher standards; including the new Requires Improvment category - helping teachers secure 'Good&'. This template is adapated from the orginal @ClerkToGovernors format.(updated 27.6.13) Find me on Twitter @TeacherToolkit
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Informal Learning Walk template by @TeacherToolkit

Informal Learning Walk template by @TeacherToolkit

A simple template for completing an informal lesson observation of other teachers. WWW - What Went Well? EBI - Even Better If... Can be used alongside the formal template. The hyperlink is below: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Learning-Walks-template-by-TeacherToolkit-6195088/
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Spanish

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Spanish

Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. Very useful for coaching and mentoring or with established colleagues for paired observations. Contact me @TeacherToolkit or @Lisibo for more information. www.bit.ly/5MinPlan. Full details here: http://teachertoolkit.me/the-5-minute-lesson-plan/
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10 Social Media Secrets by @TeacherToolkit

10 Social Media Secrets by @TeacherToolkit

"How can you grow your own organic social media audience?" This was a question presented at The BETT Show 2017. In this resource I share: 1. My social media journey from 2010: 2. Explain 'what works and what doesn't' in terms of social media analytics. 3. 10 Social Media Secrets for you to consider. This is not necessarily a resource for schools, but will either offer social media advice for teachers using social media personally and professionally, as well as offer tips for those who wish to consider using social media to connect with other professionals around the world.
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TakeAway Homework Template by @TeacherToolkit

TakeAway Homework Template by @TeacherToolkit

… scribble your way to differentiated, self-selecting and medium-term homework, with a choice! This template allows the user to create their own menu of homework. Don't forget to consider how you will assess over 15-20 different homeworks; it is essential to consider a time-frame for hand-in. More here: http://teachertoolkit.me/2014/01/28/takeawayhmk-is-unhomework/ Use the hashtag #TakeAwayHmk to find other great examples.
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Empowerment Assembly by @TeacherToolkit

Empowerment Assembly by @TeacherToolkit

In the assembly, I take time with students to explore the meaning of empowerment. I offer definitions, school expectations and strategies for students to become in control of their own destiny. To become empowered! Throughout the assembly, the following is discussed: Slides 1 - 5: Introduction to Empowerment; Dr. Seuss. Slides 6 - 10: According to research ... plus Lamont Carey video. Slides 11 - 15: Facts about reading. Slides 16 - 20: Non-verbal literacy. Slides 21 - 25: Semiotics - the science of signs. Slides 26 - 30: Reading throughout childhood. Slides 31 - 35: Reading at school; the Gruffalo. Slides 36 - 40: Reading as an adult. Slides 41 - 45: Writing improves literacy. Slides 46 - 50: Joe Kittinger video and National Storytelling Week. Slides 51 - 55: Follow up activity in tutor time. The assembly length is 25 minutes. We know literacy can open doors. So, why do only 40% of England's ten year olds, have a positive attitude to reading? And just 46% of 16 to 24 year olds don't read for pleasure? Research suggests that students who read for pleasure do better at school. This assembly hopefully offers some encouragement.
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Cover Lesson Template by @TeacherToolkit

Cover Lesson Template by @TeacherToolkit

A template to be used when setting cover lessons for planned and unplanned lessons. Very useful to add the resource to the school website, so that absent (sick) teachers can complete online and email to the school.
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Open Classroom by @TeacherToolkit

Open Classroom by @TeacherToolkit

Open Classroom instructions: 1. Blu-Tack this sign to the top-right hand corner of your classroom door. 2. This signals to any adult, that you are happy for anyone to visit and observe the Teaching and Learning taking place in that lesson. This could be for 5 minutes or longer. 3. Either leave the sign up, or take it down for e.g. during Controlled Assessments etc. You could even create Open Classroom focus weeks in school - e.g. once a month. @TeacherToolkit
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Meet Greet End and Send by @TeacherToolkit

Meet Greet End and Send by @TeacherToolkit

A simple poster that can be displayed in the classroom, or printed into staff planners for CPD. Good practice for starts and ends of lessons that can eventually become embedded as part of showcasing excellence in formal observations and Ofsted inspections. How often do you meet your students at the door? Do you wish them well every lesson? Do you stand by the door as they leave or just sit at your desk and 'let them go'? With one foot in your classroom, and one foot on the corridoor, meet and greet your students, then end and send (to the next activity). @TeacherToolkit
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The 5 Minute TeachMeet Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute TeachMeet Plan by @TeacherToolkit

How can you organise a mind-blowing professional development event for teachers? Using my 5-Minute TeachMeet Plan as an outline, this is what I would recommend using as a sequential guide for planning all aspects from start-to-finish. You don’t need to use it, but it may help schools who are ‘first-timers.’
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