Dixons Allerton Academy
Teaching and Learning Bulletin
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Don't forget the T&L Breakfast.... WEDNESDAY MORNING in the 6th form hub
Week 3 Focus: Displays for Learning
What's in it for me?
- Ought to take time off planning and marking if structures are in place for students to feed back to each other
- Routinise effective practice without bankrupting your department's photocopying budget
As on the picture, you can simply pin the folders to a noticeboard, and on each folder place a different colour dot (dirt cheap at Asda, or use a felt tip).
Inside each folder, you can place a range of follow up tasks.
As you mark books, it becomes much quicker to place a colour dot on a book that corresponds to a particular task rather than write the same thing 10/15 times. Most importantly, this offers a useful routinised means of students reflecting upon their work.
As the picture suggests, you could also use a wall with key phrases that students should use when they are feeding back to each other and also reflecting upon their own learning. Often, students haven't developed the meta language to discuss these kinds of things, so offering a scaffold is a useful means of regularly ensuring this process is taking place in your classroom.
Thinking Tools and Organisers
You could have a number of these on your walls to offer student to chance to pick Tools for a range of tasks (or you can direct). A number of different tools can be found here and templates for wall displays can be found here.
Dates for your diary...
DAA Literacy Teachmeet
Thursday, Oct. 3rd 2013 at 4-6:30pm
Learning Commons, DAA
On Thursday 3rd October, teachers are invited to take part in the first official Teachmeet at Dixons Allerton Academy. Teachers from around Leeds and Bradford are coming to see our new building for the first time to share ideas in relation to an age old problem...
‘How can we encourage individual reading and writing styles in our students?’
To sign up, please add your details here. If you don’t want to do a talk, that’s fine, just leave the last column blank!
Blogging and Weebly as an E-Learning Launchpad
Thursday, Oct. 3rd 2013 at 3:45-5pm
Hosted by ASA and DCR