An English teacher at a Secondary School in the UK. * Sharing and questioning the day job. * I teach KS3/4/5.
* Looking for inspiration and motivation, to share with others. * Looking to constantly improve and grow. * On Twitter at @MissBex_M *
I created this handy help sheet for staff about ‘Bell Work’.
It’s commonly used in primary schools, but less so (it seems) in Secondary school classrooms. Tomorrow, at our department meeting, I am introducing and promoting the concept of Bell work to the rest of my department.
I have been making and using these for the last few years, for all KS3 assessments. Simply use APP levels and language, linked to the standards in the NC and make it all a little more pupil friendly. Then, staff highlight the area that best-fits the individual student’s work.
Your gaps = pupil targets (and things to address in reflection and your teaching).
Using these two crisp brands, compare and contrast the language and design. How do their audiences differ? How do you know? #nonfiction #language #advertising - Inspired by my Y12 anthology prep, I’m adapting for y9.
We’ve been working on the idea of ‘Core Values’ in our school Teaching and Learning conference. We asked pupils to decide if they could sum up the school’s core values for teaching and for learning. Many of the values were typical, such as ‘cooperation’ and ‘communication’.
What are your ‘core values’ for teaching and learning?