What I really think about assessment…

Every Sunday morning I get up super early in order to read educational articles and write the script for Monday’s Wilson Waffling Live show. The process can go one of two ways, it can either really motivate me to continue to with current practices or, as it was the case this morning, it can end up getting me rather frustrated about things. This blog often reflects my own personal views about things and I try to ensure that I present ideas and comments which can be supportive for the reader. I probably do not always achieve this with the five people who watch/listen to my waffles, but what I try not to do is not to have a rant. Although controversy can often increase views I do try to avoid this at all times. This waffle is going to be about assessment and my own views about it. Please remember these are my own personal views and are not meant to be controversial in any way. Although they might come across that way…

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Wilson Waffling Live – Episode 64: Recorded 29th February 2016

Tweets of the week Mathematics posters, phonic games, author displays, Big Friendly giants and me dabbing! (apparently its a dance move!) Website roundup: Here are the topics articles discussed in this episode:Does the DfE owe primary school teachers an apology? , Teachers should stick together, Using TAs effectively, Resources for …

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Sorry, I don’t fit into a box!

Sometimes I like to write these waffles to reflect on a topic or to talk about something which is on my mind. Sometimes, I feel like I want to have a rant. Recently, this is the mathematician in me, I have realised that I am paying one pound extra to have gingerbread syrup in my latte on the morning when, as a gold member, I usually get it free…yes it is a big deal and I have emailed 🙂 .This, however, is not what I want to rant about today – this week is a ranting waffle about boxes!

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Wilson Waffling does Apps – Plickers

This app is advertised as an application which is suitable for a classroom with only one iPad or iPhone. It is free but requires you to sign up for an account and there is some printing off required – yes I did say printing and I do mean on paper…remember that white stuff that recycles? Definitely worth having a go since it is free. I tried it with my science group and got some interesting reviews about science and my shirt!

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