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  • Resolutions for (Maths) Teachers Colleen Young
  • Some thoughts and ideas for your classroom...
  • Some thoughts and ideas for your classroom... Slides include hyperlinks to further information Hyperlinks here
  • This year I will .... Know my impact and strive to be an ’expert’ teacher Consider Hattie’s Mind Frames and five dimensions of teaching Know thy impact – John Hattie
  • This year I will .... Remind my students about being ‘gritty’! If their attitude is right – all the usual expectations follow! Expectations – Gritty Students
  • This year I will .... Be conscious of my own mindset as well as developing a growth mindset in my students Carol Dweck on mindset Expectations – Gritty Students
  • This year I will .... Plan lessons efficiently remembering it’s all about what the students are learning, how they will learn it and how will they progress from here? Lesson Planning
  • Lesson Planning
  • This year I will .... Start lessons promptly and calmly. Bell Work
  • This year I will .... Use a greater variety of starters to engage students. Use starters (and plenaries and any time!) for recall...and hints of things to come! By starter I mean a structured beginning to the lesson appropriate to that lesson and that class. Starters and Plenaries Bell Work
  • This year I will .... Ask great questions. Pose questions to address misconceptions. Pose questions which require higher order thinking skills. Rich Questions Misconceptions Bloomin’ Mathematics
  • This year I will .... Get the students to ask great questions. Let the students know that their great questions mean they are learning. Diagnostic Questions by Year 7
  • This year I will .... Make sure key vocabulary is defined, understood and used by all. Reference for Students
  • This year I will .... Use a good variety of activities, always thinking about the learning first. Try some new resources. Integrate rich tasks into my normal classroom practice. AfL I’m Looking For .... Rich Tasks
  • This year I will .... Add a little coding to my lessons! CodeMonkey Scratch
  • This year I will .... Help my students to recall information. Highlighting is a waste of time! Mini-Tests
  • This year I will .... Keep on using resources that students can then use at home. Calculators & Tools Top >10 Maths Websites for Students
  • This year I will .... Finish my lessons well! Plenary By that I mean a structured end to the lesson appropriate to that lesson and that class. Plenaries Lesson Endings
  • This year I will .... Use a greater variety of homework activities. For example: • Set questions with solutions and mark schemes • Prepare ahead • Revise and Recall • Rich Tasks • Use Online Resources • Vocabulary • Reflective Writing • Collaborate online • Do two! Homework Ideas
  • This year I will .... Use a greater variety of homework activities. For example: • Let the students choose their own tasks! Independent Homework
  • This year I will .... Give my students clear and frequent feedback. The most powerful single modification that enhances achievement is feedback. The simplest prescription for improving education must be “dollops of feedback”. Hattie, J.A. (1992). Measuring the effects of schooling. Australian Journal of Education Feedback Progression
  • This year I will .... Give my students clear and frequent feedback. Use a variety of feedback techniques. Verbal Feedback Dollops of Feedback
  • This year I will .... Give my students time to respond to feedback. Verbal Feedback Dollops of Feedback
  • This year I will .... Record learning behaviours and give students access to their records. ClassCharts
  • This year I will .... Remember that professional development can happen every day! So many great articles / books / blogs out there! Reading
  • This year I will .... Organise all my ideas and resources so I can find them again! Searching for things ...
  • And for your students .... The 11 Commandments
  • Colleen Young Mathematics, Learning & Web 2.0 Mathematics for Students