New Years Resolutions.

Happy (belated) New Year! I don’t really do New Year Resolutions, but this year I’ve found a few ideas that I’m going to use to guide my thoughts and actions. The first is one of my favourite quotes: “It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness”. The second is Neil Gaiman’s New Year’s […]

The Dichotomy of Feedback

Although I haven’t read his new book (yet), I’ve been thinking quite a lot about John Hattie’s idea about giving feedback being the most effective tool in a teachers armory. That seems to be drawing a growing number of people into ever increasingly sophisticed rubrics – breaking down responses and drawing up ladders that show […]

Term one in review.

A few notes, as much for myself as anything else, about the various units from the last term. Year 7 The lessons introducing the ideas and concepts of History are pretty much sorted now, although I need to look again at the assessment task. I’d like to replace the one shot written test with some […]

My submission to the Review of Digital Classroom Teaching Task and Finish Group

In September last year, the Education Minister Leighton Andrews announced a Task and Finish group to look into digital classroom teaching in Wales. We discussed a number of the issued raised in two special #addcym chats, but I was determined to make a submission myself. With the deadline looming, I’ve finally written it. I’ve included […]