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Skills Builder Hub: reinforce this step

Find out more about resources on the Skills Builder Hub which can help you reinforce your students’ skills through practice and assessment.
Reinforce this step menu from Skills Builder Hub
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The Hub also has a range of free resources to help you reinforce your students’ skills through practice and assessment.

As demonstrated in the video in step 4.2 of the course, these are recommended to you in the Hub’s ‘Reinforce this skill’ menu.

Short videos

There are short videos introducing a skill or step of a skill in a simple way. You have already seen some of these in earlier steps of this course.

Assessment tools

There are assessment tools available, for example downloadable PDFs for student self- or peer-assessment, and online tools if you have a reliable internet connection.

Classroom materials

There are a range of materials on the Skills Builder Hub which you can use in the classroom:

  • PDF versions of the skills that you can use as posters, including some with descriptions of the steps.
  • PDF ‘skills passports’ which let students reflect on their skills and think about past examples of using them.
  • Interactive skills workbooks which allow students to gather a bank of evidence for building their own skills.

Over to you

Are there any resources that you think would be suitable for your student group?

As well as the materials on the Hub, you might also consider the following:

  • Are there other opportunities in the school curriculum to build or practise these skills? For example, opportunities for students to work in groups to develop ideas, or present what they’ve learned in ways that reinforce these core skills?

  • Are there opportunities outside school where students can build or use the skills? For example, a school or community event where students help with the organisation, work with others, suggest ideas or promote the event? Students may also have other activities they enjoy that let them use the skills, such as sports, dance, drama or performance.

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