Growth Mindset

Shirley Clarke is an Associate of the Institute of Education, University of London, and is much in demand as an education consultant, in the UK and internationally. An experienced primary teacher and advisory teacher, and a popular speaker, she runs numerous local and regional training courses on classroom assessment.

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Active Learning through Formative Assessment

Shirley Clarke’s latest book, following her hugely popular Formative Assessment in Action, puts formative assessment within the context of active learning-pupil engagement, effective dialogue and reflective thinking – and is packed with practical advice and examples from early years to secondary.

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Formative Assessment in the secondary classroom

This highly practical guide focuses on learning objectives, effective questioning, self- and peer assessment, and feedback as the key elements of formative assessment. Down to earth and direct, with examples from across the secondary curriculum – and many accounts from practising teachers – it shows how formative assessment can bring a dramatic culture shift to teaching and learning in your own classroom.

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Enriching Feedback: Oral and written feedback from teachers and children

Marking and other forms of classroom feedback to pupils can actively boost self-esteem, motivate and actively promote learning – or it can demoralize and alienate. The ways in which pupils can be involved in and told what is expected of them, how well they are doing and what to do next, and how their efforts are appraised, lie at the heart of effective assessment for learning.

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Unlocking Formative Assessment

Practical strategies for enhancing pupils’ learning in the primary classroom. Unlock the power and potential of formative assessment in your own classroom!

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