Category: #Success

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

100 questions, set, answered and marked in a lesson

9 months ago, I set about designing a summative review of the substantive knowledge shared in lesson via a “BIG Quiz” that had been supported by retrieval practice routines throughout the term. Setting up the quiz itself, the question-answers for each round (in addition to writing the question-answer prompts). Of course, as with all classroom…
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24 Oct ’20 0

CRM – snowballing

kristianstill.co.uk has had to take a back seat lately with the lions share of my spare time invested in www.remembermore.app (RM) and it’s fast and flexible co-pilot https://classroom.remembermore.app/ (CRM). Unsurprisingly this post is connected and charts five days exploring the faster retrieval routines. Monday: From introducing RememberMore, to the “Fast Approach” we moved to “Fast…
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9 Oct ’20 1

Getting Started with Google Classroom

So I am presuming that you will do what pretty much most teachers do (and students for that matter). What I did too. You typed “getting started with Google classroom” in the search bar and followed the links. You then either watched and / or read about building your first Google Classroom. There is a…
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22 May ’20 0

DIY scratch cards

Such a simple and fun idea from @missbligh_y3 it was worthy capturing and sharing. DIY scratch cards made with a template, laminated, with a scratch-patch sticker from Amazon.  Rewards including achievement points, sitting with friends, golden time, cushion for the day. Fairly basic but they love it. I am sure they do! In the spirit…
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25 Apr ’20 0

Scott vs Amundsen

Stories – foundations for assemblies. Victory awaits him who has everything in order – luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck. Roald Amundsen The Race to the South Pole: Scott vs Amundsen Two leaders. Two expeditions. Two separate routes. Two different…
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14 Apr ’20 0

Thinking about themes

Making the abstract, concrete with a thinking routine. Since teaching A Christmas Carol, I have been thinking about how to teach themes and share / track the evolution of themes within a text. How to make a relatively abstract concept,the interplay and undulation of themes, more concrete (at least accessible). Having previously presented or charted…
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9 Feb ’20 0