Monthly Archives: February 2017

‘Pre-Assessment’ or ‘What do you already know?’

I think most teachers will agree that some of the most satisfying moments in the classroom happen when students bring something personal or original...

Mind Maps – a great revision tool

By S Baker-Perkins If I asked you to think of a horse, what would you imagine? A brown horse? Black? Anyone have a 'My Little...

Focus on the questions that matter

I think it would be fascinating to do a school wide study into how many questions students are presented with in every lesson. Admittedly...

Hinge Questions: A Case for Closed Questions

Much talk about questioning in the classroom will focus on the dichotomy between closed questions being problematic and open questions as very much the...

Snakes, Ladders and Mark Schemes

I had recently written a post about the importance of understanding mark schemes and shared a tip about how to help students realise the...

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