Wednesday, 20 November 2013

#Niedchat, Wednesday 20th November 2013.

‘How do we enable students to take control of their learning? How do we monitor progress in this scenario?’

Lots of ideas were shared in what was a very high quality discussion. Some old favourites like "SNOT" (Self, Neighbour, Other, Teacher) were mentioned as well as some novel ideas such as allowing pupils to choose their homework task from a menu or a list of options.

What is clear is that many of you see promoting independent learning to be much easier achieved in Key Stages 1-3 but much more difficult when GCSEs and A Levels come in to play. 

I've added a few of the links tweeted during the chat. If you'd like to add to the conversation feel free to use the comments section below.

You can see an archive of the chat here.


Homework Options (shared by @lcgeography)

Solo Taxonomy to encourage deep learning and improve written and verbal responses (shared by @dmchugh675)

The Teaching and Learning Cycle (shared by @lcgeography)

The amazing power of critiques and feedback (shared by @evlury)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Advice for a trainee teacher

We recently received this request via one of our online forms:
"I am a PGCE science student and I start my first secondary school placement 11th November. I was wondering what advice other members could give for the teaching novice?! Much appreciated!"
 So I thought it would be a good idea if the teachers who follow and contribute to #Niedchat could share some thoughts and ideas via the Padlet below. This will take the place of our Wednesday night chat this week. Many have been finding it difficult to take part recently due to school commitments so hopefully this will give more of you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Get sharing everyone!