Who I am
Twitter handle: @AViewaskew
Favourite book: Aargh, worst question to ask (along with favourite film) probably ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Attwood.
What I do
Brief biography: I am the Learning Director of English at The Bemrose School, a culturally diverse, all-through school in the opportunity area of Derby. I am also a SLE for English for Derby and currently completing NPQSL. I run the @EdexcelTeachers account and am an Edexcel examiner. I am passionate about all things Teaching & Learning and wear my geek badge with pride (especially when it concerns Marvel and DC).
What I want to tell you about
Workshop title: How do we know they have learnt anything? How hinge questions and reading approaches can be used to make the implicit explicit in English
Brief description: We have all been there. The lesson goes like clockwork, the students are nodding along (or are at least awake). You are going through a text, they seem to get it. You model annotating and check understanding then tell them to work independently… Then nothing.
What if you could really check understanding before this point and students got the answer right for the right reasons?
What if you could develop students’ reading skills so they can effectively unpick a text?
This workshop will (hopefully) provide practical strategies to help check students’ understanding in the classroom and strengthen their analytical skills.
I talk at 100mph, especially when excited, apologies in advance.