What does Key Stage 3 Drama mean to you? How do you decide what to teach? How do you assess the students? Read advice on how to tackle planning and assessing your ideal Key Stage 3 Drama Curriculum. Continue reading Key Stage 3 Drama: Stepping stones from Process to Product
The DIRT sheet looks very different from the last version but takes the important element and provides excellent evidence of progress over time in practical work. Continue reading Using Dedicated Independent Reflection Time (DIRT) to help students make progress in practical work
There has been so much said recently on Twitter about marking and feedback mostly because Ofsted recently said that “there is remarkably little high quality, relevant research evidence to suggest that detailed or extensive marking has any significant impact on pupils’ learning” in a myth busting document published at the end of November. Marking has always been a contentious discussion in the 15 years I’ve been teaching … Continue reading 5 high impact and easy ways to speed up marking.
I’ve been developing this proforma for formalising verbal feedback. As I have said previously during the lesson when previously I would have been giving just verbal feedback with some modelling and I take a set of notes and hand that to the students as well. So, after maybe a five minute interaction between the students and myself, they receive some modelling, verbal feedback and a … Continue reading Example of formalising feedback in drama
This week I’ve been looking at embedding the method of recording feedback during rehearsals. As part of this I’ve created an format of making this feedback more formal. This is simply a formal way of writing up rehearsal notes as a way of recording the feedback I give to students. A link to the worksheet I’ve created is here: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Performance-Rehearsal-Feedback-6303918 We all write and then … Continue reading Formalising written feedback in Drama
Something that is often difficult in drama is evidencing progress, assessment and feedback when you have a class working towards a performance. In all the specifications from Key stage 4 to 5, there is some element of performance, which leads to a series of several lessons (often almost a terms worth) where students are working independently from the teacher, working to their own deadlines and … Continue reading Instant feedback in Drama