Tag Archives: learning

Revisiting lost learning by Gerald Haigh

In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important a function as recollecting. – William James As teachers, we tend to do all in our power to prevent students from forgetting

Chasing our tails – is AfL all it’s cracked up to be?

Is it blasphemous to doubt the efficacy of AfL? While purists might argue that it’s ‘just good teaching’, we teach in a world where formative assessment has become dogma and where feedback

What’s the point of assessment?

Came across an interesting challenge by @purposeducation – #500words campaign, This week the topic is #purposedassess, so here goes… Everyone knows that there’s two different types of assessment, right? There’s summative assessment

Formative assessment and the mark scheme

I’ve been consciously and actively using exam board mark schemes as an essential component of formative assessment with my classes for some time now and thought it was time to share what

Emerging leaders

Have just completed the last session of the leadership course I’ve been on for the last 6 weeks. What great CPD! For this final session we all had to prepare a presentation

What’s the point of lesson observations?

I feel I need to start by saying that I am not questioning the need for lesson observations. They’re a crucial part of developing our professional practice and ensure T&L is quality

Rip it up: Hula hooping about literature

Day 1 Have just finished reading Phil Beadle’s book, Dancing About Architecture at 2.39 am. I received it in the post today and tore open the packaging about 7pm. I have never read an

The Learning Loop

For last few years we (the English faculty) have been teaching our GCSE course over 3 years. I made the decision this time last year to begin our three year programme of

Using Learning Continuums

After reading How to Teach the Perfect Ofsted Lesson by Jackie Beere, I came up with the idea of the Learning Continuum. The idea is that the learning objective for a lesson

So, what are learning spies?

A few years ago an Ofsted inspector told me I talked too much and that as a result the lesson that had been observed was ‘satisfactory’. I was gutted. I was also

Getting to grips with PLTS

This was first written in October 2009 So, the PLTS. What are they and why would you want to embed them into anything? I’m quite sure that I won’t be surprising many