Category: Teaching

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Marathon Monks and the 'Pretest'

Having taught PSRE yesterday morning I tried a technique that I have rarely used, the pretest. The students had a new research topic and I decided to test the students knowledge before we started the activity. We hard two board scribes who had the task of displaying what the group already knew about buddism. We…
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11 Jul ’08 0

Data Gathering

Next year we have to work with large data sets. As a department we need to gather these large data sets but I am confident that these could be found within school subjects. Even better it could be about the students themselves. Surely Science, PE or Humanities, even Maths, gather data about the students? After…
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11 Jul ’08 1

One to share with the students

If you are not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.


11 Jul ’08 0

Grouping Dilemma

In an ICT Department experiencing significant change (courses, staff and direction), here is my grouping dilemma for Sept 2008. We currently have Year 10 students moving into Year 11 who have partially completed 2 Units in the OCR National (Level 2) course. Groups have made variable progress as teaching and delivery models have not been…
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6 Jul ’08 0

2008 Beijing

Just a short post, the TES has collected some Olympic themed lesson ideas for all subjects and age ranges so delve in.


6 Jul ’08 0

The Butterfly Effect

About 10 months ago I stumbled upon the National College for School Leadership (NCLS) online. Prior to this chance discovery, I knew nothing about this organisation. Now, I enjoy reading their quarterly LDR magazine, I often dip into their resource bank and I successfully completed my first online course.  Only when I was invited to…
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22 Jun ’08 0