Category Archive: Assessment for Learning


50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work

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50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work

Group work is a fundamental part of outstanding teaching. It gives students a chance to work together and, in so doing, learn more than might otherwise be possible. But it isn’t easy to get right. We’ve all had moments when group work has gone wrong:  confused students; off-task behaviour; ...

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE

All of us who teach GCSE want our pupils to achieve the very best grades possible. But this isn’t easy. And there’s nothing out there which tells you how to make it happen. Or, at least, there wasn’t until now. Thinking about the problem of ensuring GCSE students secure high grades led me to ...

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50 Quick and Easy Lesson Activities

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50 Quick and Easy Lesson Activities

Lesson planning can be tough. One of the hardest things is coming up with new and interesting activities for students to do. It can take ages to develop an innovative new approach. Sometimes it even takes ages just to remember a great idea we had a few months before. I’ve certainly been there ...

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Assessment For Learning Simplified

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Assessment For Learning Simplified

The phrase assessment for learning refers to a collection of strategies, tools and techniques teachers can use in the classroom to help pupils learn and make progress. These practical measures are underpinned by a particular conceptualisation of assessment. Namely, that it should be used as a ...

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Mike Gershon