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Marking is an act of love

2015-12-27T11:57:00+00:00

UPDATE: After a lot of thought and reading, I'm no long convinced that marking is anywhere near as important or useful as it's often claimed. In fact, much of it is a complete waste of time. In this post I explore the difference between marking and feedback and here I suggest that less marking might mean more feedback. October 2015 Have you ever flicked back through an exercise book and seen the same repeated comments followed with soul numbing certainty by the same repeated mistakes? There are few things more crushing to the spirit of hardworking teachers than this dramatically enacted [...]

Marking is an act of love 2015-12-27T11:57:00+00:00

Planning Lessons – lessons I’ve learned from lessons I've taught

2013-06-09T17:07:42+00:00

This is a summary and a drawing together of several earlier posts. I consider it a refinement of my thinking and something which is painstakingly (and grandiosely) groping its way towards a total philosophy of planning. It does also attempt to offer something new but is this enough to deserve a new post? You decide. "Failing to plan is planning to fail." Smug teachers, everywhere Planning: still a good thing to do first As a new teacher, lesson planning seemed to suck up almost all of my available time and energy. Looking back over those frenetic early years it's become [...]

Planning Lessons – lessons I’ve learned from lessons I've taught 2013-06-09T17:07:42+00:00