What Scrabble can teach us about Questioning

Let’s work on the premise that one way of offering differentiated learning tasks is to offer a choice of questions to learners, who can...

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...

Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy in the classroom

by G Gohil I wanted to improve my lessons and get more engagement in class and had heard of a new technique around called Solo...

PiXL Quick Marking Techniques

Click on the link below for quick marking strategies from my training session on 22 November 2016 e.g. live marking in the lesson, targets,...

WWIDD: Reflective Questioning

Albert Einstein remarked that the definition of insanity was ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’ And yet students...

More marking techniques

Click on the link below for ideas from my training session on 22 November 2016 PiXL FEED FORWARD 2016      

‘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...

Tip: Memorable Mark Scheme

In 1995 I was sitting my own GCSEs and two years later in 1997, my A-levels. At 6th form college I distinctly remember being...

Virtuous Errors: Reworking the language of ‘mistakes.’

Teachers have long since accepted that mistakes are critical to the learning experience, and that those learners who embrace the mistakes and see them...

Visible Learning, SOLO Taxonomy and Lego

How can you get through to the top students that they need to take more risks in their work, while at the same time...