In my last lesson observation – which was for a Year 12 lesson, a target that was set for improvement was to increase opportunities for peer assessment. After doing a quick sport of research, I have come up with this strategy in order to improve peer assessment opportunities in my lesson. This idea taken from a number of sources and involves appointing a student in your lesson as a ‘learning report’ they would have a record sheet [which is available from the link below] and make observations about progress and would be asked to summarise the lesson at the end. To help them do this, they would have the lesson objectives as well as a mark scheme of the course [which they already have in their student guidebooks – but always good to give them spares as a reminder].
My first thoughts on how to do this would be to create a rota so every student would have the opportunity to do this over a period of time as well as I would take time at the beginning of launching this strategy to explain and outline the expectations of this new feature in our lessons.
This is very much a blog post in development and would invite suggestions and ideas on how to implement this. This blog post will change over time when I implement this strategy and update on its impact on my classes.
Going to launch Learning Reporters with my Year 12 class tomorrow. Have created this PowerPoint presentation to outline the new strategy and way of working. Feel free to use.