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Reflecting on feedback Formative from Summative…

Yesterday brought us the results for A-levels, and next week sees GCSE results day accompanied by stage managed scenes in …

TEACH PRIMARY Teach Primary Article

April’s edition of Teach Primary magazine included an article by us based on a key theme from our latest book; Teaching Backwards. …

teaching backwards orange Outstanding Teaching: Teaching Backwards Reviews

The authors have produced a stimulating and thought provoking text for practitioners at all levels.  It is overflowing with excellent …

Engaging Learners Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners Review

I recently reviewed “Engaging Learners”, which is a companion book to the one reviewed here. Teaching Backwards” is written in …

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

High Expectations icon Teaching Backwards: High Expectations

The first stage in the process of teaching backwards is to create a classroom environment where all share high expectations. …

Feedback Teaching Backwards: Feedback

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

Challenge icon Teaching Backwards: Challenge

Challenge forms a crucial part of the teaching backwards process for three key reasons.  Without challenge, teachers will not get …

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 …

Measure impact Starting with the end in mind

Our article for Osiris Staffroom Magazine (Spring 2015) introduces two of the key issues from our book ‘Teaching Backwards‘, that …

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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 …

photo 1 Level Up Class Induction

From experience, many teachers know the usefulness of inducting their new class.  Some of the suggestions below will help teachers to …