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Jul 11, 2022

Curious about what happens to your students when they leave the classroom and start uni life? This episode covers some of the factors that impact on smoothness of school to university transition.

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Dec 29, 2021

In the last episode of season 4, I answer three listener questions and discuss the plan for season 5 of the podcast.

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Dec 27, 2021

I've got a system for writing report comments, but it takes forever and isn't particularly efficient. Naturally, my problem-solving brain starts looking for solutions during the school holidays when we're both meant to be resting. 

The result? I have a system to recommend. It still allows for tailoring of comments so...

Nov 29, 2021

Next year, I'll be moving to a new school. The process is bittersweet - whilst there is excitement at the prospect of learning new things, it has been hard to say goodbye to colleagues and students.

As you can imagine, these last few weeks I have spoken with many colleagues and friends about the move. Everyone seems to...

Nov 15, 2021

In this episode I talk about two things I do to reduce my marking workload.

Automarked quizzes are a blessing but can be curse so proceed with caution. Exploit the good bits, and don't expect them to solve all your problems.

Peer marking in class is a winner if you set it up right. And if your students aren't too...