Smart Revise is made by teachers for teachers. We understand the pressures on a teacher’s time and the need for a work/life balance.
At every step in creating the features for Smart Revise we have two main considerations:
We have thought about how we can make processes easy and time-efficient for teachers while maintaining differentiation and personalised learning.
A teacher can:
Tired teachers are not effective teachers. Too much emphasis is placed in schools on the activities surrounding teaching rather than planning and delivering the most effective lessons.
The concerns of senior leaders about reducing workload in schools is unfounded and using alternative, ‘workload light’ forms of marking and feedback may even be associated with improved student outcomes.
Using alternative strategies which reduce teacher workload result in a significant positive effect on student outcomes and also increase teacher wellbeing. This is particularly relevant when teachers switch to real-time marking and feedback strategies such as direct feedback, correction of misconceptions, and setting targets. It is suggested that this is because these strategies trigger and reinforce students’ metacognitive abilities, something which has already been linked to improved student outcomes.
R. Churches, E. Dommett and I. Devonshire, Neuroscience for Teachers: Applying Research Evidence from Brain Science, (Carmarthen: Crown House Publishing, 2017)
B. Davis and D. Woodley, (2020), ‘Reducing teacher workload may improve teacher wellbeing and has no negative effects on student progress’, Conference poster, Department for Education, Available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/reducing-teacher-workload-education-development-trust-report