Find all of the resources referenced in Chapter 2 of The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice, and many more besides.
The Creativity Wheel is a tool that can be used in a range of contexts to encourage ‘deliberate creativity’. The resource includes a full colour diagram of the creativity wheel with ten prompts for new ideas and innovation. The Creativity Wheel also comes with a presentation to explain the different techniques that make up the wheel.
A simple resource that can be used as a generic plenary to get students reflecting on their learning. Print the dice net onto card and have a set ready for an effective plenary to any lesson.
Prompt students to think about their progress as they exit your classroom.
The Socratic technique to discussion is a really effective approach for debate and helps students critique their own understanding by exploring themes such as clarify, evidence, perspectives, assumptions and value. This worksheet helps prompt this discussion.
Use a simple collage of pictures and challenge students to make connections between their learning and the images in front of them. Here is a simple example.
A technique to embed Dweck’s Mindsets and apply it to day to day situations at school.
Here are a set of resources for teachers and students to come up with a set of agreed principles to support effective learning. The principle is based around a set of skills and dispositions for teachers and students to champion and a set of learning barriers to avoid or overcome.
These cards can be used in a variety of ways to help students reflect on their learning and consider the processes they went through during the lesson. See page 67 for a full description on how the cards might be used.