Nothing strikes such fear into the heart of the over-worked, undervalued teacher as the prospect of inspection. Perhaps it is because we feel it often involves being measured against and inserted into a de-humanizing four-point scale. Few of us glow with pride when we are awarded the dubious title of Satisfactory; even more frustrating sometimes can be arriving second at the finishing line with a "didn't-quite-make-it" Good. So how do we ensure that the much coveted "Outstanding" box gets ticked? And why do an elite few keep it such a privileged fellowship? "Pimp Your Lesson" reveals, in detail, the secrets to impressing the pants off your observer, whether it be your Head of Department, Headteacher, Mentor or - worse still - Ofsted!
Table of Contents
1. Unleashing the PIMP within...; 2. PIMP your... Preparation; 3. PIMP your... Lesson Plan; 4. PIMP your... Assessment for Learning; 5. PIMP your... Moral, Cultural and Spiritual Element; 6. PIMP your... Every Child Matters; 7. PIMP your... Differentiation; 8. PIMP your... Literary Focus; 9. PIMP your... Numeracy Focus; 10. PIMP your... ICT; 11. PIMP your... Resources; 12. PIMP your... Starter Activity; 13. PIMP your... Plenaries; 14. Go forth and PIMPify...
Isabella Wallace is an experienced teacher, working in the secondary sector. She has worked at Senior Curriculum level, has extensive experience of mentoring trainee teachers and of providing training sessions for PGCE students. Isabella has experienced both sides of the lesson observation process - as assessors and assessed, and knows exactly what's needed to make a lesson outstanding. Leah Kirkman is an experienced teacher, working in the secondary sector.