Within each box there are show me boards and traffic light lolly pop sticks, both of these resources will allow a quick way to assess pupils during learning, especially within an HE class when sometimes you don’t have a large amount of time to do so with the practicalities and timings of the lesson.
The box also contains self assessment sheets and peer assessment sheets, examples of which are included above. This will allow pupils to work collaboratively, but also ensure that we can facilitate pupils in taking time to self reflect on their learning.
Emoji cards have also been included so that pupils can link how they feel after the lesson to an emoji. I felt this would be good for pupils who don’t like to write a lot or pupils who work better through looking at pictures, it differentiates the plenary a little and ensures that each pupil is able to take part.
The development of skills for learning, life and work is such a big part of HE and our associated qualifications so we have put in place a skills sheet that allows pupils to focus on identifying what skills they use within our classrooms.
Finally, our department twitter is becoming a really useful resource for staff and pupils alike so we have included cards for pupils to ‘tweet’ how they feel after the lesson. The hope is to try and link it to an everyday task which they might already do, this will help consolidate the learning and show how the skills inside our HE classrooms are transferable. The use of IT and social media should also make it more of a fun activity.