10 Nov 2013

Closing the Gap – developing efficient feedback techniques

Edssential article from @Westylish : Towards the end of last term and at the start of this I have been looking to develop my strategies for ensuring students make the most of their feedback and hopefully therefore make the most progress. Firstly, I think it’s important to...
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09 Nov 2013

Formative use of Summative Tests: Marking #Blogsync

Edssential article from @headguruteacher : Ever since the idea of formative assessment was expressed by Dylan Wiliam and Paul Black in ‘Inside the Black Box’, one of the practical strategies suggested has been the formative use of summative tests.  Typically tests are regarded as...
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09 Nov 2013

Professional Development at my academy – No Lesson grades EVER!

Edssential article from @ChrisMoyse : So here goes. This is my first ever blog post on my first blog and may be my last as I’m not sure how often I will get the time to do this. I have tweeted many times about how much I dislike graded lesson observations and, as a result, I do...
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09 Nov 2013

FEAR

Edssential article from @tstarkey1212 : When I started the job the kids scared the hell out of me. They were the unknown element. They were agents of chaos. Detailed planning would be snatched up, rolled into a cone and worn as a hat. Activities would be hacked, circumvented and...
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