Tony’s Blog

Gamification and online engagement

I’m increasingly interested in ‘gamification’ and will be using an inventive version of this in next Tuesday’s ‘Assessment & the Art of Lazy Teaching’ session. I’ve been looking into it a lot over the last few weeks just because it’s an exciting way to teach and, if feedback is to be believed, a wonderful way to learn. I’ll share some of yesterday’s comments later to give a sense of how it can really change the learning experience. And do please […]

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It’s true – I love self assessment

Back in the noughties, I had one of the best jobs in first the Adult Learning Inspectorate, then Ofsted, and finally LSIS. I used to work on the inspectorates’ Preparing for Inspection Events with the wonderful Nigel Evans and Jane Shaw. Do any of you nominees remember them? One of my favourite sessions was on self assessment. After several months of running the same session week in week out to hundreds of nominees, I remember expressing a little frustration to […]

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Perfecting Progress Reviews

Creating a blueprint for outstanding individual progress review practice Location     Zoom Time           Thursday February 11th (13:00 – 16:30) Cost            £39 To book onto this session, please click the Request Invoice (if you are an organisation) or PayPal  (if you are an individual). Please remember to add the name, organisation and email address of the delegates so that the joining instructions can be forwarded. Typical inspection issue Teachers do not use progress […]

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Perfecting Progress Reviews

“Target setting on its head. I love the way Tony always turns things upside down and inside out and makes me think outside the box.”

West Thames College

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The Learning Theories Research Group

I’m putting together a small research team of people interested in Learning Theories. If you’re interested in joining the group, then do please message me. I’d also be extremely grateful if you would consider forwarding this post to anyone you think might be interested in finding out a little more about the project. I can imagine this would be of particular interest to those involved in teacher education. Why am I doing this? First, ask yourself how much you can […]

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