I am a MFL teacher and regularly read this blog. I love Gianfranco’s idea of LIFT marking.

This is asking pupils to write a text, but as they are writing, if they are unsure, but want to have a go, they write a question about the structure or idea in the margin. I can see how this would benefit any subject wanting to push our gifted and talented pupils.


Here is a link to his blog post, don’t be put off by the fact it is written by a languages specialist. It’s all about encouraging our pupils to engage in marking and to encourage them to take risks and try something more complicated.