Five ways to proofread – both for you and your students

We all know what it's like, you post something online, or send an all-staff e-mail, then notice the glaringly obvious mistake in the first line. That happens because when you read something you've just written, you read what you want it to say - not what's actually written. This is something that affects me, both as …

Live marking – what, why and how to do it

Marking is a key part of being a teacher. You couldn't do without it, nor would you want to. It's one of the most revealing and effective ways to tell where your students are with their learning and what you can do to help them. However, the idea that marking has to take you ages, …