One of the biggest benefits for me as a classroom teacher is that AFL techniques and strategies allow me to gain an on the spot insight into how the children are doing with the topic at hand without any additional paperwork.
As educational research develops and pedagogy adapts, there are more and more expectations of and accountability measures placed on teachers and school leaders. Yet, in the face of educational reform, the mechanics of a school stays the same, for example timetables and class sizes.
Feedback. We know it’s important, we know it’s needed; but when it’s not positive, we don’t want to give it and we certainly don’t want to receive it.
You are a teacher who wants to support all students in front of you in the classroom.
You are a teacher who wants to gain confidence and competence in your own skills and utilising them resourcefully to work within a mixed-ability setting.
You are a teacher who wants to develop a clear understanding of how to use differentiation strategies for EAL, AEN, Literacy and higher ability students.
I feel that my having been in SET, I am using my knowledge within the classroom and I can apply the classroom support model effectively with children. Special Education is an invaluable experience that everyone should experience at some point in their career.
I remember when I was on teaching practice, and especially when starting out in my own classroom as an NQT, I was so enthusiastic and saw so many different ways of embedding AfL in the teaching and learning in my classroom. I, at times, tried to do too many AfL techniques at once…
NQT Fest is a specially designed online event for NQT’s.
This event aspires to inspire, motivate and share valuable insights to our newest teachers.
We explore topics such as:
Nurturing empathy and using restorative practice in the classroom
Embedding formative assessment in your practice.
Your NQT year will be a bit of a journey, just like your training was – but by now you know that the highs will always balance out the lows. Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world!
In today’s busy classrooms, teachers are often racked with guilt. This guilt is a combination of trying to cover an expansive curriculum, keep on top of corrections, give effective feedback and plan interesting and stimulating lessons.
Colette Gleeson is a primary school teacher with an interest in pupil well wellbeing and resilience. She strives to look after the most vulnerable children and to make school a happy and safe place for them whilst giving them the tools …