100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers, Assessment for Learning

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David Spendlove

  • 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers, Assessment for Learning

128 pages
Age Range: 11 to 18
2015
ISBN: 9781472911001

The use of assessment for learning (AfL) to provide valuable and continuous formative feedback continues to be a vital skill for every classroom teacher. This brand new book will help secondary teachers to develop a broader understanding of the impact that effective AfL can have in the classroom and the key reasons for using it to improve teaching and learning. It also provides easy to implement strategies and topics to help you plan and evaluate your provision.

By using the AfL techniques in this book you will sharpen your teaching, increase pupil autonomy and ensure rapid and sustained progress is taking place for every pupil. Key topics covered are questioning and dialogue, written and verbal feedback, as well as improving behaviour using AfL strategies and explaining its importance to parents. Each idea includes step-by-step instructions to help you implement the techniques in the classroom as well as practical tips and taking it further ideas.

This book is a must-have for every secondary teacher looking to improve their AfL provision and transform their pupils into outstanding learners.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Questioning, thinking and dialogue

Part 2: Using feedback to ensure progress

Part 3: Improving teaching through AfL

Part 4: Increasing pupil ownership, autonomy and success through AfL

"This neat little book explains the impact that effective AfL can have...whether you choose to dip in and out or read it from cover to cover, it's an accessible and inspiring title, full of practical advice."
- Helen Mulley, Teach Secondary magazine