Tuesday, 10 July 2018

What is the Purpose of Success Criteria?

Earlier this year, Ross (of Teacher Toolkit fame) ran a twilight session at UCL. It was entitled 'Effective Classroom Differentiation with @TeacherToolkit'. It was on Wednesday 7th March, but we were unable to attend, but as we subscribe to UCL's PLN, we were sent a copy of the slides used by Ross in his presentation.

Much of what Ross had presented looked useful, but we were particularly impressed by his piece on Success Criteria. It really struck a chord with us. 

Here's the basics of it (and it really is simple): Get the children to design, draw, make, write something with only basic instruction. Get them to mark this against success criteria that they only see after they have finished. Then, repeat this, but with the success criteria shown in advance. Then, discuss which was more successful and why...

We've put together some examples here (Currently as .notebook & .pdf)

NB: unrelated to any of the above, but from the same presentation we also picked up the following;
- www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/2016/02/19/ssat 
- Refer to No Hand Up Policy as 'Cold Calling'
- www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/2015/03/28/the-question-matrix/

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention and for the resource references. Just for my own protection as I've been stung many times before, all TT resources are copyright material under the following licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

    I'm happy for you to adapt and use your own as long as a) you quote @TeacherToolkit in all your new versions of my resources and b) you don't sell them on. I only say so as I've been involved in 2 legal battles already. I can see you use the same CC licence, so you should know better :)

    Many thanks and keep up the good work on the blog. Ross.