4by4s Feedback

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Do students understand our feedback? By responding to our feedback are students becoming more reflective? The ideas within this 4by4 …

Feedback Teaching Backwards: Feedback

In this era of high accountability, teachers are being asked to provide more feedback than ever before.  However, as this …

Looking for proof icon Teaching Backwards: Looking For Proof Of Learning

The best teachers are like great detectives, they are constantly seeking proof.  Proof of that learners have closed a learning …

Destinations icon Teaching Backwards: Defining and De-mystifying the Destination

At the heart of teaching backwards is a thinking process that requires teachers to plan and teach backwards from a clear and …

Starting points icon Teaching Backwards: Starting Points

If you are going to plan a journey, you need to be clear on your own starting point before you consider …

Untitled Level Up Explaining

Explaining is a key skill in the armoury of teachers.  Yet it is often hugely underrated.  The better you are …

photo 1 Level Up Questioning For Proof

Teachers need to have a variety of proof seeking questions in their questioning arsenal.  Used regularly, they help teachers to avoid …

learner clarity Level Up Learner Clarity

The more clarity learners have about what to do, how to do it, and what the final outcome should look …

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A key part of backward planning lessons is to ensure that there are opportunities to gain feedback from learners about …

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We are evangelists for planning lessons backwards as we discuss in chapter six of our recent book.  Planning starts with …