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Teaching Resources by @TeacherToolkit

Teacher Toolkit, founded by educator, author and speaker Ross Morrison McGill - an award winning and experienced school leader; created the Most Influential Blog on Education in the UK. McGill was nominated for The Sunday Times 500 Most Influential People in the Britain 2015. Creator of @SLTchat and the #5MinPlan, in 2004, he was nominated for a Teaching Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London and in 2013, he was shortlisted for TES Resources Contributor of the Year.

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Teacher Toolkit, founded by educator, author and speaker Ross Morrison McGill - an award winning and experienced school leader; created the Most Influential Blog on Education in the UK. McGill was nominated for The Sunday Times 500 Most Influential People in the Britain 2015. Creator of @SLTchat and the #5MinPlan, in 2004, he was nominated for a Teaching Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London and in 2013, he was shortlisted for TES Resources Contributor of the Year.
Targeted Questioning by @TeacherToolkit
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Targeted Questioning by @TeacherToolkit

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a) What questions you will ask your class? b) What individual questions will you target to Student A, B and C? c) This tailored questioning-template will allow you to plan questions for students working at various levels/grades. d) You could add or delete specific topic questions using this the template - or perhaps include this with my Pose Pause Pounce Bounce strategy? See here: (http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Pose-Pause-Pounce-Bounce-by-TeacherToolkit-6242203/) If you adapt this template, please share it with me. Thanks @TeacherToolkit
The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

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*Updated January 2018* - with 1-hour webinar tutorial to guide new users. Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Lesson planning is a habit of thought, not a form filling exercise. Remember, watchdogs no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of ‘a planned lesson!’ So, why use the 5 Minute Lesson Plan? Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations; designed to help teachers consider the cognitive processes required in lesson planning. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember? Now translated into 14 languages and available for free on Teacher Toolkit website.
Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit
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Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit

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Here are a collection of Teaching and Learning newsletter templates - published to the whole-staff only - once a fortnight. Ideas are sourced from current school practice, staff-voice and online forums. Feel free to use them as a template to create your own. Contact me @TeacherToolkit
Senior Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit
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Senior Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

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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.
Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB
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Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB

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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
Inspiring End of Term Assembly by @TeacherToolkit
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Inspiring End of Term Assembly by @TeacherToolkit

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This assembly can be adapted to suit any age, as well as the stage of the academic year. The assembly focuses on time; time-equivalent; population statistics and famous one-off events; people; disasters and celebrations. Essentially, what happens in your life-time. People featured are: Andy Murray; Fred Perry; Michael Jackson; Princess Diana; Jack Andraka; The Queen; NASA and Nelson Mandela.
The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit
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The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit

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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
Middle Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit
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Middle Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

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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.
The #5MinPlan Marking by @TeacherToolkit
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The #5MinPlan Marking by @TeacherToolkit

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Designed for all teachers who teach any age group, at any level for all subjects. The 5 Minute Marking Plan is to be used as 'a guide&' to focus on what should/should not be marked. The plan takes into account, the latest guidance regarding student feedback; re-drafting and progress. It can also be used for one-off assessments or longer term schemes of work. The primary aim, is to aid the teacher to focus on targeted-marking, therefore reducing time spent marking classwork! Designed by @TeacherToolkit & @LeadingLearner #Tweet #5MinPlan examples to us.
#5MinPlan Behave @TeacherToolkit @LeadingLearner
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#5MinPlan Behave @TeacherToolkit @LeadingLearner

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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.
12 Smart Steps to Reduce Workload: by @TeacherToolkit
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12 Smart Steps to Reduce Workload: by @TeacherToolkit

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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.
The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Welsh @TeacherToolkit
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Welsh @TeacherToolkit

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Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. Remember - as of Sept. 2012 - Ofsted no longer require a lesson plan for inspected lessons, but evidence of 'a planned lesson!&' Updated video demo. from YouTube attached (21.12.12) Original version in English at www.bit.ly/5MinPlan 'Stickability' = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember? Contact me @TeacherToolkit
The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - French
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - French

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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 @ICPJones for more information. www.bit.ly/5MinPlan. Full details here: http://teachertoolkit.me/the-5-minute-lesson-plan/ http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/ @icpjones
The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Spanish
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Spanish

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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/
The 5 Minute Assembly Plan by @TeacherToolkit
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The 5 Minute Assembly Plan by @TeacherToolkit

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Designed for experienced and new staff, to help focus on planning outstanding assemblies for students. Print out and scribble thoughts. Stickability = What should stick in students minds as they leave your assembly? (Inspired by @BinksNeateEvans tweets) Version 2 - modified to include 'Themes'. Contact me @TeacherToolkit
Meet Greet End and Send by @TeacherToolkit
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Meet Greet End and Send by @TeacherToolkit

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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
TakeAway Homework Sheet: KS3 design novelty USB
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TakeAway Homework Sheet: KS3 design novelty USB

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An example of a Key Stage 3 homework sheet that can be handed out to students for a 10-week Design Technology project. This can be adapted for any subject. The idea, allows students to either a) stick the resource into their student diary; b) speeds up the time for setting homework - teacher can refer to number / suggest due date. c) correct spellings are already there. d) time in class can be used for explaining, rather than setting. e) Extension tasks there for students who complete them all. Tasks can also be differentiated by offering (or targeting) a choice of 2 or more homeworks..
The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Norwegian
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Norwegian

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By @TeacherToolkit & Stine Skarshaug, aka @SSKars. Designed to reduce planning time é focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Remember - Sept. 2012 - Ofsted no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of 'a planned lesson!&' '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
TakeAway Homework Template by @TeacherToolkit
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TakeAway Homework Template by @TeacherToolkit

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… 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.