CPD Picks of The Week

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Do you need help ‘sprucing up’ your classroom displays?

This week’s picks includes our popular outstanding classroom displays resource and a spotlight on marking – and ideas for how to do it more efficiently. Our top 5 blogs include an intervention resource and behaviour management tips.

Top 5 blogs

  1. 7 Deadly School Sins – What if schools could work more effectively?
  2. Ability Groups Are Damaging, Ineffective and Chaotic – Are ability groups a form of segregation?
  3. #1MinCPD: Breaking Down Behaviour – How can we manage challenging behaviour?
  4. Entry and Exit Criteria For Interventions – How do you track and demonstrate the impact of your interventions?
  5. 9 Teaching Ideas to Bin in 2018 – What teaching ideas would you like to say goodbye to in 2018?

Resource of the week

Are you thinking about ‘sprucing up’ your classroom displays for next year? With workload through the roof and with little time left available, most teachers will need some inspiration. Coming up with new ideas to make the walls of your classroom meaningful and manageable is a constant push-pull decision. So, allow us to do the ‘inspiration’ bit for you. And don’t forget, research suggests too much clutter has a detrimental impact on learning – so less really is more!

This resource is packed full of ideas to make your classroom walls not only look good, but make your displays a focal point of learning in the classroom! Download our Outstanding Displays resource!

CPD Spotlight: Marking

Marking. The bane every teachers’ to do list. Here are 5 posts to help reduce your marking workload and increase impact.

  1. 5 Tips to Eradicate Marking Misery
  2. Live Marking: Feedback in Lessons
  3. Marking Marketplace
  4. Meaningful, Manageable, Motivating Marking
  5. 10 Marking and Feedback Strategies

From elsewhere

Holly Gardner

Holly Gardner is TT Editor, as well as a Freelance Book Publisher and TEFL teacher. She has been working with @TeacherToolkit for 5 years - since she published his first book in her role as Senior Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing. Since then, she left her day job, moved to Madrid and trained as an English teacher. She is now a key member of the TT team, continues to teach english and edit books, and also spends her time learning spanish and searching for the best tortilla de patata! You can follow her at @HollyEditTeach.

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