50 Quick Ways to Improve Feedback and Marking

Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1544672934

Category:

Page: 112

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50 Quick Ways to Improve Feedback and Marking takes you to the heart of raising achievement and ensuring great progress. It's through feedback that we give students access to our expertise. They take this, apply it, internalise it and, as a result, change their knowledge and understanding for the better. It's through marking that we gain an accurate sense of what students can do, where they are at and what support they need to get better. These two central elements of any teacher's job are not identical, but they do sit in close connection with each other. Marking provides the information we need to give high-quality feedback. Feedback is the information students need so that their next piece of work - or their next effort - is better than the last. This book is all about the practical strategies you can use to improve the quality, impact and efficiency of the feedback you give and the marking you do. These two aspects of teaching have a huge impact on students. Good, timely feedback which students understand and have a chance to implement can have a significant impact on achievement. Similarly, effective and efficient marking is essential if teachers want to gain a sound understanding of were their students are at, and want to modify and adapt their planning, teaching and future assessment accordingly. In this book you'll find fifty strategies, activities and techniques you can use to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of your feedback and marking. Each one is explained and exemplified, leaving you in a great position from which to develop your practice and support your students.
Fast and Effective Assessment

Author: Glen Pearsall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416625339

Category: Education

Page: 211

View: 867

What if teachers could dramatically reduce the amount of time they spend reviewing and correcting student work and actually see better results in terms of student learning? That’s the goal of Glen Pearsall, who shares dozens of classroom-tested strategies that lessen teachers’ workload while increasing students’ class participation and improving their understanding. Readers will learn how to • Refine their classroom questioning techniques to continually check students’ progress and provide instant feedback; • Encourage students to internalize learning goals so they better understand what is expected of them; • Use fast, formative assessment strategies to check and correct during class time; • Modify traditional summative-testing strategies to monitor student progress in a formative way; • Speed up the correction process via student self-proofing, representative sampling, and helpful technology tools; and • Engage students in becoming actively involved in assessing their own work. Drawing from his own experience as a teacher and coach, Pearsall offers practical, real-world advice in the form of techniques that are both effective and sustainable in the everyday classroom. The result is smarter assessment—for both teachers and students.
Mathematics Formative Assessment, Volume 2

Author: Page Keeley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506336640

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 837

Everything you need to promote mathematical thinking and learning! Good math teachers have a robust repertoire of strategies to move students’ learning forward. This new volume from award-winning author Page Keeley and mathematics expert Cheryl Rose Tobey helps you improve student outcomes with 50 all-new formative assessment classroom techniques (FACTS) that are embedded throughout a cycle of instruction. Descriptions of how the FACTs promote learning and inform teaching, including illustrative examples, support the inextricable link between instruction and learning. Useful across disciplines, Keeley and Tobey’s purposeful assessment techniques help K-12 math teachers: Promote conceptual understanding Link techniques to core ideas and practices Modify instruction for diverse learners Seamlessly embed formative assessment throughout the stages of instruction Focus on learning targets and feedback Instead of a one-size fits all approach, you can build a bridge between your students’ initial ideas and correct mathematical thinking with this one-of-a-kind resource!
Reducing Teachers' Marking Workload and Developing Pupils' Learning

Author: Gill Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516436

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 320

Based on a ground-breaking Department of Education-funded project and written by experienced teachers and educational practitioners, Reducing Teachers' Marking Workload and Developing Pupils' Learning shares strategies for reducing marking workload without compromising the quality of feedback pupils receive. This book presents a range of marking strategies, describing the process of trialling, testing and evaluating the impact which is relevant to any classroom. The strategies included in this book, proven to be immediately effective in schools, include: Advice on how to ensure feedback is meaningful for pupils The benefits of self-assessment and developing this in the classroom Marking for individuals, groups and whole classes Written for teachers by teachers, Reducing Teachers' Marking Workload and Developing Pupils' Learning is a valuable resource for teachers, educators and student teachers looking to develop their professional practice, demystify education research and make the impact of their marking and feedback hugely more effective.
50 Assessment Approaches

Author: Sharron Mansell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781529717181

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 806

This reader-friendly and accessible text introduces 50 assessment approaches, and explores how they work in practice by taking an honest look at the advantages and disadvantages of each one. For each approach, the authors include in-practice examples taken from a range of teaching contexts. The book provides valuable ideas and tips for new and existing teachers and assessors. The text explores the advantages and disadvantage of every approach, equipping teachers with the knowledge to assess and select the correct approach for their subject and their learners. If you are a new or beginning teacher looking for new approaches to assessment to use with your learners today - this is the book you need.

Legal Writing

Legal Writing

Author: Lisa Webley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134007608

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 996

Legal Writing guides students comprehensively through this vital legal skill, and addresses a range of examining methods, from questions to final essays and problem answers. It considers how to deconstruct essay and problem questions and how to conduct and apply legal research to answer set questions.
50 Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance Approaches

Author: Sharron Mansell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529755039

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 948

A practical guide containing 50 different quality improvement and quality assurance approaches to help improve practice. · Helps staff to improve the quality of the products and services offered · Includes practical ideas for internal and external quality assurance activities (IQA/EQA) · Helps staff to prepare for external inspections and EQA visits · Readable, relevant and easy to understand · Provides valuable ideas and tips for new and experienced quality staff · Uses simple language to explain each approach · Can help promote outstanding teaching and learning

Sat Attack

Sat Attack

Author: Jean Kendall

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435126202

Category:

Page: 98

View: 558

Help Year 6 Children beat their reading and writing SATs
From Contempt to Curiosity

Author: Caitlin Walker

Publisher: Clean Learning

ISBN: 9780957486614

Category: Diversity in the workplace

Page: 213

View: 367

"Caitlin Walker has spent 15 years working with diverse groups from disaffected teenagers to senior leaders in business and education. Along the way she developed Systemic Modelling, a methodology for encouraging groups to move away from drama and towards collective trust. This book tells of her journey through a series of authentic and ground-breaking case-studies. In it you'll learn how she creates the contexts for groups to make the most of one another's expertise and experience and to begin to collaborate in new and emergent ways."
Just Great Teaching

Author: Ross Morrison McGill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472964250

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 477

Ross Morrison McGill, bestselling author of Mark. Plan. Teach. and Teacher Toolkit, pinpoints the top ten key issues that schools in Great Britain are facing today, and provides strategies, ideas and techniques for how these issues can be tackled most effectively. We often talk about the challenges of teacher recruitment and retention, about new initiatives and political landscapes, but day in, day out, teachers and schools are delivering exceptional teaching and most of it is invisible. Ross uncovers, celebrates, analyses and disseminates best practice in teaching. This is supported by case studies and research undertaken by Ross in ten primary and secondary schools across Great Britain, including a pupil referral unit and private, state and grammar schools, as well as explanations from influential educationalists as to why and how these ideas work. Ross explores the issues of marking and assessment, planning, teaching and learning, teacher wellbeing, student mental health, behaviour and exclusions, SEND, curriculum, research-led practice and CPD. This book inspires readers to open their eyes to how particular problems can be resolved and how other schools are already doing this effectively. It is packed with ideas and advice for all primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders keen to provide the best education they possibly can for our young people today.
Teaching ESL/EFL Reading and Writing

Author: I.S.P. Nation

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135857387

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 998

Using a framework based on principles of teaching and learning, this guide for teachers and teacher trainees provides a wealth of suggestions for helping learners at all levels of proficiency develop their reading and writing skills and fluency. By following these suggestions, which are organized around four strands – meaning-focused input, meaning-focused output, language-focused learning, and fluency development – teachers will be able to design and present a balanced program for their students. Teaching ESL/EFL Reading and Writing, and its companion text, Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking, are similar in format and the kinds of topics covered, but do not need to be used together. Drawing on research and theory in applied linguistics, their focus is strongly hands-on, featuring easily applied principles, a large number of useful teaching techniques, and guidelines for testing and monitoring, All Certificate, Diploma, Masters and Doctoral courses for teachers of English as a second or foreign language include a teaching methods component. The texts are designed for and have been field tested in such programs.
50 Assessment Approaches

Author: Sharron Mansell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529717228

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 602

This reader-friendly and accessible text introduces 50 assessment approaches, and explores how they work in practice by taking an honest look at the advantages and disadvantages of each one. For each approach, the authors include in-practice examples taken from a range of teaching contexts. The book provides valuable ideas and tips for new and existing teachers and assessors. The text explores the advantages and disadvantage of every approach, equipping teachers with the knowledge to assess and select the correct approach for their subject and their learners. If you are a new or beginning teacher looking for new approaches to assessment to use with your learners today - this is the book you need.