Tomorrow I have my first lesson observation since becoming involved with twitter and blogging. The night before an observation I am usually a wreck. If I am not stressing about the activities I have planned, then I am worrying that I haven’t catered for the more able or the SEND students. Have I used my […]Read More Has Twitter calmed my Observation Nerves…
Since embracing Twitter as a CPD source I have made many adjustments to my teaching techniques. This post reflects on my first half term using 4 key techniques and what I plan to do next. SOLO – Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes I have been using SOLO as a way of structuring success criteria. Every […]Read More Reflections on first half term using SOLO, #RAG123, DIRT & Takeaway Homework
I never realised that doing group work could be such a controversial activity in teaching until I discovered Twitter! This post is not going to consider if you should use group work but how to do it effectively should you choose to use it as part of your teaching repertoire. As a science teacher, group […]Read More Effective Group Work
There are two areas of my practise that I have always struggled to tackle sufficiently, marking and homework. I have talked a little about my new approach to marking here. To sum up I am marking my books every day using Kevin Lister’s #RAG123 system. I am planning to blog about this in more detail […]Read More A New Approach to Homework
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!