Monday, 26 January 2015

#ililc5 T-Shirts

Yes, it's that time of year again! Time to order your t-shirts for #ililc5. The photo shows the shorts from the last two years, which we traditionally wear at the show-and-tell on Saturday eve. But you can order them even if you're not attending that part of the weekend. They have an MFL/ililc themed logo and your Twitter name on the sleeve. You can't get better than that!

Colour suggestions welcomed although I may have to make the final decision if there are too many choices!

We have had Fruit of the Loom shirts so far, and they are good quality. The price is normally £11.50-£12.00 for the shirt, printing, postage and VAT.

If you would like to order one, please can you either send me a direct message on Twitter (with your size request) or comment below. Payment will then be requested by electronic payment (preferably) or cheque once the order is in.

Chest (to fit) S - 35/37", M - 38/40", L - 41/43", XL - 44/46", 2XL - 47/49", 3XL - 50/52"

Requests and orders by 10 Feb please.


Eleanor (@Elvisrunner)

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Ready.... Steady.... Go!

I dislike that I haven't blogged for 2 months. That sort of sums up last half term, I am afraid.

So here we go! The rebirth!

I have logged many a time on here how I feel about Controlled Assessments, and what a waste of teaching time they. I also dislike that they are an empty vessel, as far as constructive feedback is concerned, as we aren't allowed to mark drafts, not even comment on them.

So I have tried to work out a way to help the students improve their writing after coursework, and I am still trying to develop it.

We are also a PiXL school, so our focus and monitoring is often through PLCs (Personalised Learning Checklists - click here for a cracking slideshow about them) and dashboards (which I keep getting told off for saying!).

Anyway, I feel the level and depths we go to assessing, monitoring and logging of the students is far deeper than I ever have been, working out the individual strengths and weaknesses of the students.

Anyway, back to the controlled assessments.

Traffic-lighting skills. Which will help to focus differentiating tasks in lessons to ensure that the weaker skills shown by students are relevant and appropriate. More of that to follow!