I love how the outcome of every Drama lesson is different. But after teaching for so long, there are things that I have found to be the most important in teaching and planning a Drama lesson. Here are my five must haves in every Drama lesson. Continue reading Five must haves in every Drama lesson
Giving learners the opportunity to be able to reflect on their progress and their needs can be an immensely powerful tool in learning. Learn how to improve how you and your students use feedback to improve their work over three steps. Continue reading Make student self assessment work in Drama.
Feedback should not just be about the grade. We need to find a way of stopping students obsessing about the grade and help them to focus on their feedback instead. But how? Continue reading To grade or not to grade?
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?
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.