Maths across the curriculum

I would just like to share some of the positive instances of Maths across the curriculum and good marking practice I gratefully received during the last focus fortnight.

As usual I was pleased to see such a variety of mathematical activities being used in other subjects, and also see marking…

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Honey I Shrunk the Assessment Cycle!

Our Marking Policy in school has three non-negotiable aspects to it and of those the most important is that departments offer summative assessment prior to formative assessment.

If you’re not a teacher, that jargon means that before students do a final assessment in which they get a grade, they…

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Changing the context!

This Tip of the Week was all about trying to freshen up delivery of the core aspects that each subject depends on, so that students remain engaged over time. It's particularly relevant for those lessons where students might be less likely to be focused off their own bat (we're looking at you,…

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Mind Mapping with Mr Davies

Welcome to the first post in The Joseph Rowntree School's Teaching and Learning blog.  To start off, here's a video about mind-mapping - a handy revision technique for students grappling with exams at all Key Stages.  If you have attended our revision evenings then you may already be familiar…

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Category: Teaching & Learning Blog