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I, We, You

Recently I shared one of my approaches to guided practice/modelling, using the I, We. You backwards fading approach. This example was from a Y11 lesson covering the 8 Mark Source Utility question in the early stages of student practice, when... Continue Reading →

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How do we revise for history?

A combination of using Twitter & working at a Research School, I have the wonderful opportunity to read and engage in the latest evidence and research based practice but often during readings, conferences and discussions I wonder how can I... Continue Reading →

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Breakfast Jam – Visualisers in the classroom

Today I had the opportunity to present at our in-school CPD sessions called Breakfast Jams on how I have been using visualisers throughout the history classroom & my thoughts going forwards. I must say a big thanks to Susan Strachan... Continue Reading →

Whole Class Feedback & Crib Sheet Handout

As part of our first Meols Cop High Research Conference I finally had the balls to speak about the Crib Sheet & whole class feedback after a 18 months of refining it. Below is the handout I produced to accompany... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Organisers

So, a new focus for me and my department this year has been Knowledge Organisers. I attended a seminar at the SHP conference this summer about knowledge and one of the parts they introduced was the use of Knowledge Organisers,... Continue Reading →

Assessment Feedback Sheet V2

Having used assessment feedback sheets last year in conjunction with my code marking, I thought it was time for a rework after some inspiration from @geographia I made some improvements. Please example and explanations   Please find free copy of... Continue Reading →

Peer Assessment Mats

asseStudents can often struggle with peer assessment, especially what to write rather than simplistic comments. I use this peer assessment mat alongside success criteria and scaffolding to allow pupils to develop their peer assessment skills. Laminated it can be given... Continue Reading →

Highlighter Marking

Another favourite peer marking technique of mine that allows students' to identify the key components of an exam question or assessment. As it's so visual, I have found that it works well with low ability pupils. Can be used across... Continue Reading →

Assessment Feedback Sheets

Alongside developing more effective marking techniques, I have also been looking at our assessment marking and how we can improve it. We are currently trialling code marking which we will be rolling out from September at KS3, but I decided... Continue Reading →

S.P.I.T Marking

Another peer assessment idea I trialled in my NQT year that I like to use to keep peer marking of assessments fresh. Really simple idea: pupil's assess using the S.P.I.T criteria; Spag, Positives, Improvements and Targets and mini post-its to peer... Continue Reading →

ABC Feedback

A great activity that can be used throughout the lesson in a variety of formats. I always tell my students that great historians can agree/disagree and argue a point regardless of their own personal thoughts. Secondly, I like to use... Continue Reading →

What’s Missing?

In my never-ending quest to try peer assessment and critique ideas, I decided to trial 'What's Missing'. The aim is for my GCSE pupils to work on developing model answers through improving their peers' exam question answers. A rather simple... Continue Reading →

Marking Crib Sheet & Whole Class Feedback

Recently, I have been looking at our departments marking procedures and how best to be effective markers (obviously reducing workload is key!). I designed this crib sheet as a way to provide quicker feedback to the whole classroom rather than... Continue Reading →

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