By Ben Bishop (Geography)
How effective I thought this was:
What I did:
I have adapted my teaching to include lots of gateways in lessons to ensure that students are completing the work to the required standard. I have integrated this with a more structured approach to modelling work for classwork, homework and coursework.
Simple methods have been used including a ‘read and leave’ tactic at the end of the lesson where students give me the work prior to putting their books back in the box. This allows me to check progress and quiz students on their ideas in addition to checking required standards of effort are being met. It obviously works best for period 1,3 and 5 due to break, lunch and finishing school.
I have been photographing examples of old work to share students to support their preparation and visualisation of current pieces of work.
My biggest improvement has been the use of Green Pen time for pupils to move back through their bookwork to improve past work and make improvements and complete old work that hadn’t been finished
What you should consider if you want to do this:
Timings of the day are important, lessons before break, lunch or 3pm are best for ‘Read and leave’ as it’s possible to get them to finish the work straight away.
With modelling work it’s important to find good examples to share which are clear and show work done well and/or bad to allow comparisons to be made.
Green pen time needs to be reguarly integrated every few weeks, the use of the same powerpoint slides each time help to model and guide the progress.
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