All students in your classroom need to have their thinking stretched. For many students, that level of stretch and challenge comes from your normal lesson content and quality first teaching. But, there is a group of students in every school and classroom who need extra to achieve their potential. The stretch and challenge of the main lesson content may well not be enough for them. … Continue reading 5 ways to Stretch and Challenge more able students in Drama
A few weeks ago I put a poll on Twitter asking a simple question. Do you use books in Key Stage 3 Drama? I asked this question because it seems to be a divisive issue that people feel passionate about for varying reasons. Reasons range from books being an important part of Key Stage 3 for recording students responses or feedback to books having no … Continue reading Do you use books in Key Stage 3 Drama?
Read how Drama encourages a growth mindset and mindfulness and strategies on how that can be built on in lessons and performance. Continue reading Growth Mindset and Mindfullness in the Arts.
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.
Dedicated Independent Reflection Time Dedicated Independent Reflection Time or Dedicated Improvement Reflection Time is, well, exactly that. Time given to the students to do nothing else but to reflect on their progress and consider how to improve and where to go next. It is something that I first came across from blogger Hunting English. How I use DIRT in Drama Key Stage 4 lessons. When I … Continue reading How I use DIRT in Drama lessons.