Every year since becoming a teacher I have looked forward to the 6 weeks summer holiday. The only true holiday a teacher gets as the rest are taken up with marking and planning, filing and reorganising. The summer holiday is the only one where I truly get to relax and completely switch off from work. […]Read More New Term, New Strategies, New Me!
In this post I will outline my preliminary research findings from my investigation into using SOLO taxonomy as a framework for peer and self assessment. I will provide a brief overview of how the research was carried out before summarising the findings. In my school we start teaching the science GCSE course (21st century science) […]Read More Preliminary SOLO Research Findings
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I’ve updated the #5minprac page to include some guidance to go pith the plan, and some great video clips. One of the video clips is great for teaching pupils about variables !! The guidance will take you through all the steps (and pitfalls) for planning an ISA. Enjoy…
In 2010 I was given the opportunity to complete a part-funded Masters in Education through my current school. Despite being in my first year as a Director of Student Development (Head of Year to anyone outside my school!) I jumped at the chance. In my first two years on the programme I chose to focus […]Read More How and Why I got into SOLO taxonomy.
I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few months reading other people’s blogs, sharing their good practise and fantastic ideas for the classroom. I decided it was about time that I joined them. I am already sharing my successes within the science department at school and, to a certain extent, with the rest […]Read More Journey to Outstanding