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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

By rmcgill

 101 Ways to Promote your Products Right Now

101 Ways to Promote your Products Right Now

101 Ways to Promote your Products Right Now A Complete List of 101 Actions to Promote your ProductsThere is lots of advice on ways to market your resources online but so many of them require you to wait for a particular time or require someone else to take action. This is a list of the actions you can take right now to increase the exposure of your products. I have provided examples where ever possible. I hope this is useful!Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

By Charleei

Peer Assessment, final product or model

Peer Assessment, final product or model

Description: This is a simple peer assessment task that allows KS3 pupils to assess a peer's final product or model that they have produced. It prompts them to identify something that has been done well, whilst also highlighting an area to target for improvement. Objective: Encourage pupils to create a balanced, critical view when evaluating a product. By promoting the evaluation of someone else's work, they are able to look at the product objectively without bias, particularly if the product they evalaute is not that of the person they sit next to. Assessment: It can be used to inform AoL and formally documented by a teacher, or used more readily in session by a teacher who can then recall common targets for improvement, discussing with Q&A how these could be achieved. Prior Knowledge: The criteria of the project, which will have been set by the classroom teacher or discussed in the form of a specification possibly. Expectations: Pupils should begin to create a balanced, structured argument about products in general. They should use their K&U along with their experiences to identify and set appropriate targets for themselves and their peers. Hints: These can be folded, hole punched and, with some string, tied to the product. To save on labour, the kids can do this, and it creates a simple kinaesthetic element to the evaluation. Another way to do this is to print them, cut them out and glue them together. Laminate them and the pupils can then complete them with water-based markers, which can easily be wiped off. This is more time-consuming, but saves time in the lesson and saves materials in the long run

By InformingEducation

EYFS  Leadership and Management whole school / class resource package

EYFS Leadership and Management whole school / class resource package

These excellent and outstanding editable resources provide everything you need to effectively lead and manage your EYFS provision at an Outstanding Level. The resources can be adapted to your own setting and provides all the requirements as suggested in the New Ofsted Framework that will give you all the necessary documents to enhance the quality of your provision. You will not find another resource well equipped and at a lower price. This resource will guarantee to save you time, money and give you the leadership tools at a practical level to enhance the quality of the EYFS provision.

By rcooke1

English Target resource pack

English Target resource pack

This is a fantastic pack to set up an effective pupil target in English. Simply print the targets onto stickers (or cut and stick) and put the appropriate target into children's book. In addition to this you can laminate these targets and attach the relevant ones to children's English book using a treasure tag. This allows an easy reference for the child and you to see what target they are working towards. It is also a great way to record progress. Simply add a sticker to the laminated target when it has been met, and once it has been met 3 times, give your child their next target to work towards. I have been using this target system for 3 years and it has been highly effective in both the Year 1 and Year 2 class I have worked in. It could easily be adapted to work across any year group however.

By Mandem2014

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

By rmcgill

April Calendar Organiser and Colouring Sheet

April Calendar Organiser and Colouring Sheet

A monthly calendar to colour in and help organise study, revision, to manage time, or to learn about the seasons and time. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

YEAR 6 MASTERY MATHS COVERS EVERY FRACTION OBJECTIVE

YEAR 6 MASTERY MATHS COVERS EVERY FRACTION OBJECTIVE

YEAR 6 MASTERY MATHS COVERS EVERY FRACTION OBJECTIVE IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM WITH: CONCRETE, PICTORIAL, ABSTRACT, FLUENCY, REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING OVER 30 IDEAS, ACTIVITIES AND TASKS. YEAR 5 PACK NOW AVAILABLE! find this resource and more at: www.uniqueclasrooms.com

By erylands

CPA APPROACH TO MASTERY

CPA APPROACH TO MASTERY

YEAR 5 AND 6 MASTERY MATHS COVERS EVERY NUMBER OBJECTIVE IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM WITH: CONCRETE, PICTORIAL, ABSTRACT, FLUENCY, REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING OVER 240 IDEAS, ACTIVITIES AND TASKS WITH ASSESSMENT TRACKERS

By erylands

2017 Calendar, Seasons, Dates, Planning

2017 Calendar, Seasons, Dates, Planning

A bundle to help you to manage your time, plan ahead, and reflect on the year. Ideal for students with English as a foreign language, and for discussions about time, dates, their history, differences in each country, and to reduce nerves about revision and exams. Or to discuss seasons and holidays.

By sarah277

STEAM - Online Workshop 15 Hours Continuing Education Professional Development

STEAM - Online Workshop 15 Hours Continuing Education Professional Development

STEAM- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math- 15 Continuing Education Units for Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development has never been easier.Work at your own pace to earn continuing education hours. You choose the days, hours, and pace that you want. There are no deadlines. I know you are busy teaching and living.Course Description: This course is designed to explore different strategies and instructional approaches to bring STEAM into the classroom. Teachers will learn to recognize the role STEAM plays in the classroom. Teachers will learn ways for students to gain exposure to hands-on learning that challenges them to think critically and creatively, and lets them apply important content knowledge in meaningful ways.The course is targeted for educators in the K-12 grade levels, including special education, counselors, administration, sports coaches, and instructional coaches.Why take the workshop?Improve strategies.*To earn Continuing Education Hours.*To renew your teaching certificate?*To move on the salary schedule?*Renew excitement for teaching.All of my online classes and workshops are designed to meet the practical needs of educators. This means you always apply what you learn to your practices.Research-based materials are incorporated into your class to bring you the latest strategies, techniques, and pedagogy from experts in the field of education.Assignment choices are available to individualize your learning experience. Use what you make in your classroom.1. Set Your Own Pace2. Aligned to National and State Standards3. Flexibility to organize your professional development schedule.4. Receive a professional development certificate to print.The online professional development workshops and classes are created by me, a 22+ year education veteran, so there is no fluff in these workshops. You WILL use what you learn the next day.Wyoming teachers, the workshops are approved through PTSB.Montana teachers, the workshops are approved through OPI.If you need college credits from accredited universities, I have other workshops approved through Adams State University or Seattle Pacific University. Once you checkout, you will have access to the classroom with all of the materials for the course. The classroom is user-friendly and you do not need any special software.The online workshop contains the following:17 Texts5 Discussions3 PDFs4 Presentations15 HoursYou do not need any special equipment to take the workshop.See my other workshops and take one for free to try it out.

By readytoeducate

The Compete NAPLAN Y3 Money Bundle

The Compete NAPLAN Y3 Money Bundle

All lessons and worksheets, with plenty of practice questions with the overview plan for integrating work with money into a mathematics programme.From recognising coins to solving word problems using a variety of language structures.Great resource for differentiated teaching.

By wilkieway

Online Teacher Workshop- Grit & Mindset for Student Success- Earn 15 Hours Continuing Education

Online Teacher Workshop- Grit & Mindset for Student Success- Earn 15 Hours Continuing Education

Professional Development has never been easier.Grit and Mindset Online Workshop- 15 Continuing Education Units for Professional DevelopmentWork at your own pace to earn continuing education hours or college credits. You choose the days, hours, and pace that you want. There are no deadlines. This 15-hour Continuing Education course is designed to explore different strategies and instructional approaches to help students succeed in the classroom. Teachers will learn to recognize the role of teaching students about Grit and Mindset. The course is targeted for educators in the K-12 grade levels, including special education, counselors, administration, sports coaches, and instructional coaches.Choose your purpose:-Improving strategies.-Workshops for Educators who need Continuing Education Hours.-Need to renew your teaching certificate?-Need to move on the salary schedule?All of my online classes and workshops are designed to meet the practical needs of educators. This means you always apply what you learn to your practices.Research-based materials are incorporated into your class to bring you the latest strategies, techniques, and pedagogy from experts in the field of education.Assignment choices are available to individualize your learning experience. Use what you make in your classroom.1. Set Your Own Pace2. Aligned to National and State Standards3. Flexibility to organize your professional development schedule.4. Receive a professional development certificate to print.The online professional development workshops and classes are created by me, a 22+ year education veteran, so there is no fluff in these workshops. You WILL use what you learn the next day.Wyoming teachers, the workshops are approved through PTSB.Montana teachers, the workshops are approved through OPI.You can also choose to purchase college credits from accredited universities for a small additional cost. Once you checkout, you will have access to the classroom with all of the materials for the course. The classroom is user-friendly and you do not need any special software.The online workshop has the following:-20 Texts-4 Discussions-3 PDFs-15 HoursYou do not need any special equipment to take the workshop. The attachment contains the link to your classroom. Click the link to enter the classroom. You will create your own password and user ID to enter the classroom. You will have immediate access to your workshop.

By readytoeducate

Bullying and Conflict Lesson Plan KS2

Bullying and Conflict Lesson Plan KS2

A thorough lesson plan encouraging students to consider the different types of bullying and the difference between bullying and conflict. A series of structured activities along with relevant resource cards and 2 posters for display.

By StartEducation

Classroom Labels plus Editable labels Polka dot Style

Classroom Labels plus Editable labels Polka dot Style

Polka Dot Classroom Labels: These are 142 classroom labels. Plus editable labels! Label your containers, drawers, cabinets, shelves, student trays and more. This file contains rectangular labels that are 6.3cm x 12.7cm each illustrated with corresponding pictures. They print on 8.5” x 11” (letter) sized paper with 6 cards per page.Please download the preview to see more (in actual size)!These labels are arranged in eight sections: 1 General classroom supplies (42 cards)2 Craft Supplies (24 cards)3 Math Resources (20 cards)4 Science Tools (18 cards)5 Social Studies and Drama Supplies (12 cards)6 Listening Center Supplies (6 cards)7 Tech Supplies (6 cards)8 Paper Procedures (6 cards)9 Editable Blank Cards (6 cards)The last set of cards are fully editable for you to add your own personalized labels.This is a PowerPoint file. Please make sure that you have Microsoft PowerPoint (not PowerPoint viewer).35 Pages

By TeacherNyla

Communication Log for "Good News"

Communication Log for "Good News"

How many of us have great intentions when it comes to placing on our "To-Do" list making a positive call, email, text, etc. to one of our students' parents to communicate with them something great their child has achieved. While we have great intentions, all too often, it "slips to the back burner" and doesn't happen as often as it should. Use this resource to make sure this happens, and use it as a tool to make sure that within a given amount of time most all of your students have received that magic "bellsouth" call expressing something that everyone can be proud of... we know that many times the not-so-positive phone call, email, text, etc is received so much better and more positive when a positive piece of news has been shared as well along the way. Use this log to keep track of your communication as well as a tool to utilize at parent conferences-- great tool to begin the year with not to mention how much students will love your efforts!

By MissAlaneious

NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

This assignment includes my: blood, sweat and tears! This is my NPQSL assignment and is focused on improving writing in a primary school. I really wish I'd had an NPQSL example assignment to look at while I was writing mine as it would have stopped me second guessing myself. However, I passed with flying colours and am now offering mine to you to make the process much easier. I uploaded the assignment on 8.2.16 and received feedback on 29.3.16. Feedback (as shown on first page) awarded all of the 9 competencies as passed at the required level. The written feedback was excellent and only includes strengths, no areas for development. I have deleted several appendices because they included photographic evidence of specific events/individuals. I would recommend that you consider doing this also as visuals are always a nice break from a lengthy piece of text. However, I have kept my action plan and report to the Headteacher in the appendices as I feel these are important for your reference. My resources always take me a lot of time and effort to create so I hope that they help to save you some precious time - please do review my resources. Thank you!A section from my written feedback:'Strengths were demonstrated in Delivering continuous improvement as your priorities for improvement were clearly linked to your vision for the project. You regularly reviewed progress and reflected on actions and achievements of pupils in writing. The Action plan and strategies were fully implemented and you skilfully monitored planning, teaching, learning and assessment data. Throughout the project you remained solution-focused. In terms of Modelling excellence in leadership of teaching and learning you demonstratedexcellent leadership of teaching and learning. You set up and embedded the writing initiatives and adapted the teaching and learning approaches to suit the needs of pupils. It is evident that you have high expectations, model excellence and vision and have shared ideas and practice very effectively. Staff have been provided with the clarity they need in order to feel empowered and accountable in their role. Strengths were demonstrated in Learning focus as you set up and embedded the writing initiative and applied theory and knowledge of learning to improve outcomes for pupils. It is evident that you are committed to learning and achieving excellence and led valuable inset for staff to improve their subject knowledge in grammar, planning and writing. '

By H4nn4hWW

YEAR 5 MASTERY MATHS BUNDLE COVERS EVERY OBJECTIVE

YEAR 5 MASTERY MATHS BUNDLE COVERS EVERY OBJECTIVE

YEAR 5 MASTERY MATHS COVERS EVERY OBJECTIVE IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM WITH: CONCRETE, PICTORIAL, ABSTRACT, FLUENCY, REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING OVER 120 IDEAS, ACTIVITIES AND TASKS.OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:Year 5 objectives•read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit•count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000•interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0•round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000•solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above•read Roman numerals to 1,000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals•add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)•add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers•use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy•solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why•identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of 2 numbers•know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers•establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19•multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers•multiply and divide numbers mentally, drawing upon known facts•divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context•multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000•recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (²) and cubed (³)•solve problems involving multiplication and division, including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes•solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign•solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates•compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number•identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredthsAND MORE!

By erylands

Love's Philosophy - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Love/ Relationships Poetry

Love's Philosophy - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Love/ Relationships Poetry

This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to build their knowledge of the key messages, language, and structure in Percy Shelley’s relationships poem ‘Love’s Philosophy.’ In particular, students learn how the poet’s use of language portrays the key messages in the poem, for example the narrator’s belief that the entwinement of nature should be reflected by people.Students learn through a logical and step-by-step learning journey, including:-Discussing and applying the key messages and meanings in the poem;-Understanding key contextual information about the poet and his life;-Reading and interpreting the poem;-Understanding the poem, with a particular emphasis upon the content, language, and structural features;- Identifying and analysing the poet's use of language devices;-Writing an extended analysis piece based upon how Percey Shelley presents the strength of the maternal bond in Love's Philosophy;-Peer assessing their partners' analysis attempts.Included is:- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful, engaging and substantial; (including hyperlink to a reading of the poem)- Copy of poem;- Language Devices in 'Mother, Any Distance' worksheet;- Analysis template with in-built success criteria for creating well-structured responses;- Comprehensive lesson plan.There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 9/10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Interview/Observation lesson (Year 3) - Life cycle of a plant and pollination process

Interview/Observation lesson (Year 3) - Life cycle of a plant and pollination process

This is an observation lesson for a Year 3 class. The Learning intention is 'To explain the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal'.It contains the plan, resources and the full smart board slides. I got excellent feedback from this lesson observation and you can always amend it if you want to make it more/less challenging depending on your class.

By conortrg1

Anti-bullying school policy

Anti-bullying school policy

This is an 'Anti-bullying' policy for a primary school and covers all aspects of a school policy and outlines the responsibilities by all stake-holders.

By conortrg1

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

This is a Year 2 Curriculum overview for one academic year. It contains links to the old ENC but also topics to the foundation subjects.

By conortrg1

Presentation about 'Philosophy 4 Children'

Presentation about 'Philosophy 4 Children'

This is a ppt presenation directed at helpling parents understand what P4C is and how to develop thinking skills in their children, with examples of questions etc.This can also be used as whole school training with a little adaptation.

By conortrg1