Some fantastic inspiration here. This is a collection of all of the amazing things we have done with homework as a collective staff.
Worth a flick through every now and then for refreshers and some great new things to try.
Click here for the document -> Great Homework Things We Do
A great idea for takeaway homework in Maths (the picture is from the Maths corridor – just outside the Maths office). Here is the creator, Rebecca, explaining why and how this works:
“Whole reason for it is to provide as much support for yr11 as possible and promote the pupils use of PLCs. Yr 11 teachers are using 4 weekly assessments to provide a ‘live’ update on PLCs, during intervention sessions pupils are encouraged to bring their PLCs and choose the topics showing as Amber or red. We are hoping to motivate and put a degree of responsibility in their hands. PLCs are also on display in their classrooms alongside a grade tracker for each class.
Response so far has been positive and provided lots of talking points and dare I say competitiveness!!!! (Especially the boys!)
These are just the grade C and D topice – I just need to find space for all the other grade topics!!!!”
Thanks Rebecca and Maths.
Attached are a rationale and some examples put together by Charlotte in English for promoting dialogue with students dring your marking.
Some very skilled and thoughful ideas here – and some examples of it working in practice. And it’s easy to implement! Please click on the links for examples and instructions:
Feedback Loops and Dialogue Bubbles – Dialogue Bubbles
Feedback Loops and Dialogue Bubbles (instructions for students) – Feedback loop sheet and dialogue bubbles
Below is a link to a file of all of the ideas that we came up with as a school and shared at the end of HT1. Many thanks for all of your hard work with this.
This is well worth a read – many many ideas on here!
Click here – feedback from training setting up the ‘Brigshaw Learner Half Term’.
To plan an essay the Sixth Form used coloured post it notes to build the paragraphs for the three sections needed. They began in pairs with two different coloured post it notes, one for positive points to agree with the notion in the question, the other for negatives to disagree with the question. They then categorised the post it notes into the 3 sections of the essay on A3 paper and used pink post it notes to add the analysis to link between the points. By the end they had thoroughly discussed the essay and prepared a detailed plan!!! See the photos for the finished results.