The Quick, The Weird, and The Thorough: How I Mark Student Work

Bit late on this month's blogsync but better than never, right?... Topic (last) month was:¬†Marking With Impact. Having taught several subjects across KS3 - 5, my marking techniques have varied. Here are just three which I think had¬†impact even if they're not faultless. The Quick In my first year I taught 580 students per week. … Continue reading The Quick, The Weird, and The Thorough: How I Mark Student Work

June #blogsync – My Best Classroom Explanations

This month's #blogsync asked education bloggers to describe "an example of a great classroom explanation". The theme is inspired by an Alex Quigley blog on "Top Tips for Explanation", itself inspired by Joe Kirby's "What Makes Great Teaching?" It's an important issue because all teachers know that the way we explain things matters for how … Continue reading June #blogsync – My Best Classroom Explanations