Inspirational Teaching Strategies


Identifying and embracing the latest and most effective AfL strategies
About this course

It may be time to review your current assessment for learning practices in order to ensure they are as effective as possible. This course will present a complete, up-to-date system of assessment for learning and explain how to embed it into all teaching and learning.

Key features of this workshop include the importance of teacher–student dialogue, having a toolkit of marking strategies and understanding an evolving AfL system as the student matures. Teachers will engage in powerful techniques which allow students to demonstrate the progress they have made. Delegates will also learn methods of freeing up more lesson time for the inspirational elements of teaching.

Course Outcomes:
  • Give an overview of all AfL techniques that raise academic standards
  • Provide lesson-ready techniques for oral questioning and modelling
  • Explain 12 ways to mark and 20 different ways to feed back
  • Demonstrate how AfL leads to deep learning
  • Offer a toolkit of quick ways to assess students’ progress
Course Outline:
Session 1: The Basics

Obtaining and using students’ prior knowledge

A realist’s guide to oral questioning

The importance of modelling work

The very best methods of assessing profound learning

Session 2: Moving On

The marking journey

A toolkit of 12 ways to mark

A toolkit of 20 ways to feed back to students

The dialogue of marking

Session 3: Advanced Techniques

Assessment for learning methods to give more class time for learning

Quick ways for students to demonstrate learning

Metacognition strategies

Probing questions

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“Excellent quality of presenter and content. Outstanding trainer!”

Assistant Principal , St Mary's Holy Faith Secondary School

I absolutely loved it, I found Steve to be very helpful and knowledgeable. I learnt things as well.

Teacher , George Monoux College

Really useful tips, easy to embed into teaching practice.

Director of Curriculum , George Monoux College

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Assistant Headteacher , St Mary's School

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Teacher , St Gerard's School

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Deputy Principal , Colaiste Chill Mhantain

An excellent presentation was delivered by a very experienced educator; the course was enjoyable and the ideas will be of great use throughout the year.

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