01 Jul 2013

Improving Written Feedback

Edssential article from @HuntingEnglish : This week I gave a seminar at TeachMeet Clevedon. I am going to post more fully on my topic of teachers getting better by undertaking ‘deliberate practice‘ sometime soon. One smaller aspect of my presentation was how teachers can improve...
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01 Jul 2013

Feedback – Research suggests…..

Edssential article from @EducEndowFoundn: What is it? Feedback is information given to the learner and/or the teacher about the learner’s performance relative to learning goals. It should aim to (and be capable of) producing improvement in students’ learning. Feedback redirects...
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11 Jun 2013

Research summary – Assessment for Learning

Edssential article from @dylanwiliam : What is it? ‘Formative assessment describes all those processes by which teachers and learners use information about student’s achievement to improve their achievements. So it’s about using information to adapt your teaching, to adapt...
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11 Jun 2013

The big 4

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : At a recent Learning Development Group session during an INSET day, a group of DHS teachers looked  at 4 key aspects of outstanding teaching: Questioning Feedback Independence Challenge For each one we considered the important principles...
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09 Jun 2013

Teaching to peer and self review

Edssential article from @lisajaneashes : I get it! Peer assessment saves us having to mark their books. It’s far easier to give KS3 kids red pens and say: “in your neatest possible handwriting kids, write what went well.” If you’re lucky, management won’t even notice it wasn’t...
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07 Jun 2013

Starting to think again about AfL

Edssential article from @eaglestone : David Didau dangles a little nugget on Assessment for Learning in his post on Teacher Talk where he says, “I’m even beginning to doubt the primacy of AfL!” AfL has been gnawing away at the back of my mind too. I think it has become a victim...
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07 Jun 2013

Marking is feedback is differentiation is planning

Edssential article from @kennypieper: For the #blogsync project  “A Teaching and Learning strategy intended to elicit the highest levels of student motivation in my subject” I may be opening myself up to ridicule here but, as an English teacher, I don’t think I’ve ever been as...
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01 Jun 2013

Making feedback stick

Edssential article from @learningspy : There’s really no argument about the fact that feedback is pretty important. It sits right at the top of the list of strategies which make the biggest impact on students’ progress. If we’re not giving students feedback on their learning...
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01 Jun 2013

Assessing for learning

Edssential article from @clarky099 : I have become determined to help shape the quality of  my students writing as it is worked upon rather than relying on marking a piece and seeing the same errors time and time again.  Seems obvious, but I’ve fallen out of this habit...
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01 Jun 2013

Public critique

Edssential article from @Totallywired77 : During our monthly TLCs at Temple Moor we have recently been focussing on student ownership of learning – alongside this the Learning Team have been working hard on designing and implementing a creative, realistic and purposeful...
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