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02
JUN
2014

Victoria Murphy uses research and development time to focus on feedback

An Experiment in Feedback A couple of weeks ago, after 9b3 had completed their end-of-topic assessment, I decided to do a little experiment. Remembering the wise words written in ‘Working inside the black box’  (Black, Harrison, Lee, Marshall and Wiliam, 2002) I I wanted to see...
23
FEB
2014

DIRT and Marking Time Saves

I’ll be honest, as a pastime marking is up there with sticking needles in my eyes. It is time consuming, boring and often repetitive. To make matters worse all of this is in vain if pupils do nothing with the carefully crafted words of wisdom offered. So, we need to be...
20
FEB
2014

Improving attitudes to learning – a new approach?

At the start of every year, term or after a poor lesson, thousands of teachers sit down to try and devise the perfect seating plan for their classes. I’ve personally spent hours moving names around the page trying to achieve the perfect balance between keeping my students happy...
20
MAY
2013

Using Marking stickers in Religious Education

Holly Lockyer looks at using marking stickers to improve progress in Religious Education. Within the Religious Education department we have noticed that students love having their books marked and seeing the positive comments, however, they often do not acknowledge the marking...
04
APR
2013

How to Train Your Dragon- and ease your marking load!

How to Train Your Dragon- and ease your marking load! If you haven’t ever seen the Dreamworks production of How to Train Your Dragon, I will briefly enlighten you. In the fictional Viking world  a young dragon slayer accidentally captures a dragon, finds it not to be his...