In order to make judgements of quality of teaching and progress over time, Ofsted inspectors are looking for high quality feedback which crucially is acted on by the student. Too often what is seen is feedback without any response. Having made a conscious effort to make sure questions were being asked in feedback, and students were being given time to respond, I found that this was not always being picked up through book scrutinies. Good practice was there, it just wasn’t being seen.
Inspired by the practice of @keeping18, marking plasters by @ASTsupportAAli and @ListerKev, and blog posts from @MaryMyatt, @HuntingEnglish, @learningspy and @shaun_allison
I created a set of stickers that take on the characteristics of mobile text bubbles.
Click here to download from the TES.
Stickers are now used during feedback to ask questions by staff or peers. The two colours highlight dialogue making both questions and responses highly visible. Objective achieved.
Recommended blogs for further reading on Marking.
Marking Matters from @shaun_allison
Should I be marking every piece of work from @MaryMyatt
Dirty work from @HuntingEnglish
Marking with impact From Blogsync offer a collection of Blogs that focus on Marking
Notes based on INSET delivered on 3rd September 2013
Progress is the development of understanding between two points in time. It doesn’t have to be demonstrated through level it can be as simple as accumulating knowledge, demonstrating understanding and applying skill and technique.
what affects progress?
- Listening versus doing
- Repeating versus Applying
- Discussing versus Telling
Feedback is the most powerful learning and teaching strategy for progress. Think of creative ways you can vary its delivery but make sure you maintain its effectiveness.
Types of academic progress
Academic understanding (New topics)
Academic application (Higher end Blooms taxonomy)
Think how you are going to measure progress has taken place and how are you going to evidence it.
Quality Success criteria is paramount.
How teachers can show student progress during lesson observations by Roy Blatchford
What supports student engagement.
- A climate where students are encouraged to ask questions.
- When students can relate learning to their own experience.
- Where students have the opportunity to explore topics.
How the Teacher can support engagement.
- Teachers can use a range of strategies that stimulate and motivate and encourage.
- Teachers are enthusiastic about their subject and the achievement of their students.
- The layout of the classroom encourages discussion And collaborative group work.
How the school can support engagement.
- Student views are taken into consideration.
- Opportunities are available for students continue to learn outside of the classroom.
- Planning takes into consideration the students ability and experience.
- Regular evaluation takes place.
- Student views and experiences inform most aspects of school improvement planning.