Explode a quotation | anewhoffod

Jamie Clark originally introduced this idea and it is something we now use at the start of every lesson.  It’s a simple idea but has had significant impact on how confident our pupils are becoming in analysing language and structure.

Each lesson we take a key quotation from a particular act or stave (dependent on what we are studying) and place onto the board.  Pupils have a copy in their booklet.

Pupils begin by summarising what they understand about the quotation.  For example, who says the line, where it comes from and in what context.

Pupils then analyse the quotation, identifying…

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Outstanding? | anewhoffod

Last week I had to grade my teaching. This was for positive reasons as we have a new coaching system coming into place and it was more to do with identifying need than it was a brutal exercise in ragging teaching staff.

I graded myself a 2.

I am not a 2.

But I graded myself a 2.

And I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

I graded myself a 2 because I am no longer an all singing and all dancing teacher. I rarely do group work, I don’t differentiate in the old-fashioned sense and sometimes I even forget to discuss the different learning goals of a lesson. I’m really struggling with…

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Knowledge | anewhoffod

This isn’t a radical blog post but I kind of promised myself I would write more this year so instead here is a summary of where we are up to with knowledge.

75% of what I do at my academy now has been influenced by Michaela. I’m not going to claim these ideas as my own because 9/10 they aren’t. They are modified versions and that is incredibly important because what works in one school won’t necessarily work in another so you have to modify and adapt accordingly.

However, when it comes to knowledge much we do is the same.
Knowledge organisers

All Literature units at KS4 have a…

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Explode a quotation | anewhoffod

Jamie Clark originally introduced this idea and it is something we now use at the start of every lesson.  It’s a simple idea but has had significant impact on how confident our pupils are becoming in analysing language and structure.

Each lesson we take a key quotation from a particular act or stave (dependent on what we are studying) and place onto the board.  Pupils have a copy in their booklet.

Pupils begin by summarising what they understand about the quotation.  For example, who says the line, where it comes from and in what context.

Pupils then analyse the quotation, identifying…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2DVOorz

Outstanding? | anewhoffod

Last week I had to grade my teaching. This was for positive reasons as we have a new coaching system coming into place and it was more to do with identifying need than it was a brutal exercise in ragging teaching staff.

I graded myself a 2.

I am not a 2.

But I graded myself a 2.

And I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

I graded myself a 2 because I am no longer an all singing and all dancing teacher. I rarely do group work, I don’t differentiate in the old-fashioned sense and sometimes I even forget to discuss the different learning goals of a lesson. I’m really struggling with…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2mXYZdo

Knowledge | anewhoffod

This isn’t a radical blog post but I kind of promised myself I would write more this year so instead here is a summary of where we are up to with knowledge.

75% of what I do at my academy now has been influenced by Michaela. I’m not going to claim these ideas as my own because 9/10 they aren’t. They are modified versions and that is incredibly important because what works in one school won’t necessarily work in another so you have to modify and adapt accordingly.

However, when it comes to knowledge much we do is the same.
Knowledge organisers

All Literature units at KS4 have a…

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http://ift.tt/2Dx7Qh2

My top resources from 2017 | anewhoffod

Booklets

Originating from Michaela, who are quite rightly, very protective of their booklets, booklets are a resource sent from heaven. Yes, they are time-consuming to produce – but, without a shadow of a doubt,  they have some distinct advantages.

All your resources are in one place – no dash to the photocopier and no time spent photocopying. Everything you need is collated into one neat package. Revision books are no longer needed because it is all there in the booklet!

A pupil misses a lesson – they have everything they need to catch up. A pupil is sent out / in isolation – their…

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