Monthly Archives: March 2013

Plenary Prefects

Twitter really is a marvellous place.  On Monday I was watching a YouTube video of Alistair Smith (@alatalite), presenting a key note speech at the Teaching Learning & Assessment Conference 2013, Berkhamsted School, after having seen it on a tweet.   … Continue reading

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The Finishing Line

In recent weeks there have been lots of conversations in school, on Twitter and on teacher blogs about preparing Y11 for the ‘final push’ ahead of their summer exams.  So, as a timely reminder,  I thought it would be useful … Continue reading

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The Big 4

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 underlying it and then some … Continue reading

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Peer and self assessment

Steph Holt – @sholt12 (Science teacher and Learning Leader) led the 15 minute forum tonight peer and self assessment. If self and peer assessment are to be successful, we need to ensure the following: Students need to be trained over … Continue reading

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Using assessment criteria in a visual/creative way

Today Steve Bloomer (textiles teacher) led the 15 minute forum.  He was looking at how he has developed an ‘assessment board’.  He uses this to display large pieces of student work, that students then annotate, based on a discussion around … Continue reading

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