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Mixed Ability : Part 1Noreen Caplen-Spence


Mixed Ability

  • Mixed ability

  • What does it mean in your context?

  • Listening and speaking activity: A & B


Mixed Ability

  • What strategies did you use to remember?


Mixed Ability

Is this a mixed ability gathering?


Mixed Ability

  • Name 3 advantages of being here together.

  • In groups


Mixed Ability

  • What is a mixed ability class?

  • In groups of 5- 8 write a definition.


Mixed Ability

What can be observed and experienced in a class where mixed ability teaching takes place?

  • 3 minutes to think


Mixed Ability

What can be observed and experienced in a class where mixed ability teaching takes place?

  • In groups 10 minutes to write as much as you can


Mixed Ability

  • Feedback; whole group

  • When you hear something you have written tick it so that it is not repeated.


Mixed Ability

  • 5 principles and ideas for practical application


Principle

Set the context

Practice

Mixed Ability


Principle

Set the context

Practice

Practical

Visual clues

Scaffold structures

AFL

Mixed Ability


Principle

Interaction

Practice

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Principle

Interaction

Practice

Discussion

Q & A

Graphic organisers

Collaborative groups

AFL

Mixed Ability


Principle

Signpost concept/ structure

Practice

Mixed Ability


Principle

Signpost concept/ structure

Practice

Headings

Graphic organisers

Restructure

AFL

Mixed Ability


Principle

Previous knowledge and experience

Practice

Mixed Ability


Principle

Previous knowledge and experience

Practice

From known to unknown

Quiz

Group activities

Brainstorm – Mind map

Restructure info from words to graphic and vice versa

Personalise

Cross curricular links

AFL

Mixed Ability


Principle

Language Modelling

Practice

Mixed Ability


Principle

Language Modelling

Practice

Stem sentences

Writing frames

Lists

Tables

Questionnaires

Presentations

AFL

Mixed Ability


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  • What can be seen and felt


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Class


Matching materials with learners

Questions?


Mixed Ability

Communication

Connection

Cognition

10.25


Mixed Ability

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.

T. S. Eliot Four Quartets, Little Gidding


Where will you start?


Mixed Ability

Time to reflect and consolidate

3…2..1.

3 things I remember

2 ideas I could adapt

1 question I have


Mixed Ability : Part 2Noreen Caplen-Spence


Mixed Ability Part 2

  • Living/ tourist

  • Offer multi-perspectives

  • Assessment for Learning


Mixed Ability

That is the big question.

What are the small questions?


Mixed Ability

  • Some answers through doing.

  • 3 activities; Poem, Building, and Growth of cities

  • Analysis, evaluation, reflection and finally create a model using the check list.


Mixed Ability

  • Remember the bridge?


Mixed Ability

  • Autobiography in 5 Chapters


Mixed Ability

  • Chapter 1

  • Chapter 2

  • Chapter 3

  • Chapter 4

  • Chapter 5


Mixed Ability

  • How did you remember?

  • In groups write chapter 5


Mixed Ability/AFL

Questions?


Mixed Ability/AFL

  • The power of the group in discussion, memory, experience


Mixed Ability/AFL

Find the person who has a key to what you need.


Mixed Ability/AFL


Mixed Ability

Scaffolding;

How?

What?

Who?

Why?


Mixed Ability

  • In groups of no more than 8

  • Build the tallest, free-standing structure.

  • Each group has 20 straws

  • You cannot add anything to the straws.

  • 5 minutes


Mixed Ability

  • What was the purpose of that activity?


Mixed Ability

  • Strengths

  • Observations


Mixed Ability/AFL

  • Reflection

    3…2..1.

    Ideas for classes

    Ideas to adapt for my classes

    question

    Self then Groups of 5/6


Mixed Ability/AFL

  • AFL becomes a bridge in the learning process.


Mixed Ability/AFL

The big question

  • The little questions

  • Reframe the question


Mixed Ability/AFL

What makes a good question?


Mixed Ability/AFL Tools

  • Offer other perspectives by adding

    “ might or could” to a question


Mixed Ability/AFL

  • Waiting time after asking questions; traffic lights.

  • Thinking time> consulting time > talk time


Mixed Ability/AFL

  • The power of the group


Mixed Ability/AFL

  • Group discussion before speaking


Mixed Ability/AFL


Mixed Ability/AFL

  • Self & peer marking. By marking an assessment students become aware of some aspects of the learning process.


AFL

Oral group answers


AFL Tools

  • Traffic lights to show understanding.

  • Fist or palm

  • 2 stars and a promise


AFL Tools

  • All you know about X or Y

  • Links in learning and assessing

  • The feedback burger

  • What is good about..


AFL Tools

  • Students review lesson and give a plenary


AFL Tools

  • What was the best 5 minutes for me?

  • Journalist in the room.


AFL

  • Thinking time


AFL

  • Stop, Look, Listen……….


AFL Tools: me, myself, I

  • Who do I need to help me?

  • What did I find difficult?

  • What I really don’t understand

  • Can I organise this information in a different way. Graphically?

  • What might the test be about?

  • What else would I like to know about X?


AFL Tools

It’s all about me!

  • How I learn> evaluation

  • What I learn>assessment

  • What made me think?

  • What do I need help with?

  • What am I pleased about?

  • How would I change this activity?


Mixed Ability

Time to reflect and consolidate

3…2..1.

3 things I remember

2 ideas I could adapt

1 question I have


When will you start bridge building?


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