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Assessment for Learning and Curriculum for Excellence

Are you a Teacher, Principal Teacher or Senior Manager in a school?  Are you putting time into developing assessments in line with Curriculum for Excellence - "say write make do"?  If so, allow me to ask a provocative question: are these basic techniques of AfL being used every day in your classrooms?

wait time
no hands up
random selection of pupils for responses (lollipop sticks or the like)
think pair share
comment only marking
self and peer assessment

If not, then I think you are focussing your energies in the wrong direction.