Another gem from my Signposting Progress workshop was the Progress Tree which I took/stole from Jim Smith’s wonderful Follow Me I’m Right Behind You – Whole School progress the Lazy Way. The progress tree picture is in the attachment above and this is how I use it –
The Progress Tree diagram is a fantastic visual representation of different stages of progress and how students may feel about their progress in your lesson. This is taken from Jim Smith’s Follow Me I’m Right Behind You – Whole School progress the Lazy Way. All my Key Stage 3 students have a copy of this diagram in their books with four questions beneath it, a ready-made plenary –• Which person in the tree best represents your learning in this lesson?
• Which person represents a better position for you?
• What are you going to do to try and reach the tree house next time if you are not there already?
• What is going to stop you falling out of the tree?