Marie Stewart

Primary Teacher

Chapelside Primary School

  • Growth Mindset

What happens when interim checks are introduced during learning?

Rationale

 McLean (2010) discusses the importance of pupil motivation within classrooms. He suggests that children need to be self-motivated in order to produce a higher level of work. Furthermore; Dweck (2010) explains that children who value their own work as important and take the time to construct their work to a high standard are more likely to transfer these skills across all curricular areas. This was a particular area of interest due to the nature of change in the quality of work that was being produced within class.

Aims

 The aim of this enquiry was to discover whether a check point during the lesson would be beneficial to the overall outcome of the lesson. It was to find out if the children were capable of handing in a better quality of work when stopped and advised to refocus.

Download Practitioner Enquiry