What are the most popular resources across this website?
With >200 resources, 257k downloads and 62k subscribers, we must be doing something right! Here’s a roundup of our top resources this year …
Top 3 Webinars
1. Just Great Marking
This 60-minute webinar resource presents 10 marking and assessment strategies to help alleviate one of the greatest burdens on all teachers.
The resource includes the slide deck and editable templates.
2. Retrieval Practice, Classroom Tools
This 60-minute webinar resource on retrieval practice techniques.
The download offers a good body of academic research alongside 10 practical templates you can adapt for your classroom.
3. Curriculum Planning for Long Term Retention
This resource offers school leaders and teachers a methodology for reshaping curriculum planning.
The material will also help teachers adapt their resources to support long-term retention and develop a secure overview.
Top 3 Free Downloads
The vast majority of resources across this site are available free to download.
All you need to do is create an account and get started!
1. The Question Matrix
A questioning resource to help deepen assessment and anticipate a richer response from pupils.
This is one of the most popular resources on the site and is an excellent classroom strategy to display on walls, whiteboards and in student exercise books.
2. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan
Some teachers prefer to layout every detail whilst others are happy to ‘turn up’, acting upon their professional wisdom in the moment. Whatever method you choose to use, a happier balance is needed.
This lesson planning tool has been downloaded three million times!
3. Pose Pause Pounce Bounce
Another very popular download! This simple yet sophisticated assessment for learning questioning technique helps teachers hold students to account – and can keep everybody thinking!
Its success rests with the ‘pause’ and subtle behaviour management during the questioning process. Read all about this concept here.
Top 3 Member Resources
Before the pandemic, The Toolkit was launched to provide teachers with the option to access high-quality resources outside the workplace. At an affordable price, over 3,000 teachers and 15 schools now subscribe to some of our best resources behind the scenes. Now in its 27th month since launch, here are 3 of the most popular to date.
1. 25 EdTech Tools
This is a collection (largely) of free downloadable tools and a small number of subscriptions. All explained to make the working lives of teachers more efficient. There is a webinar explaining each resource in greater detail.
2. Spaced Practice + Curriculum Sequencing
When one understands how learning happens, you can tweak your current resources to become more efficient.
3. 10 Study Techniques
We prefer to promote study skills from day one of school life, not just before the exam season commences. If we all adopted this approach, the explicit teaching of study skills becomes an important social justice issue that teachers can resolve.
Have you downloaded them all?