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THEME: Observation, Wider Thinking, Showing Progress

ACTIVITY:  More Images

 

This activity works really well in Geography but I can also see how it could be done in any subject in which students may be given a document (of any sort) and asked to “comment” on it. The docu...

THEME: STARTING LESSONS

ACTIVITY: MEET AND GREET

 

This is a really easy thing to do and it makes so much difference to the start of lessons – particularly ones with difficult classes!  Sadly the big downside is that it can only be done if you can be in the classroom befo...

Theme: Group work

Activity: 1,3,6

 

 

Group work! Team work! We all spend so much time setting up group work because we know / are told we should. Observers love to see it in lessons BUT………. There are significant barriers to group work. For me, two of the biggest are:

 

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Theme: Memory/ Key Words

Activity: Memory Acts

 

A very simple, but effective, aid to memory. This can also be considered a “group” activity and demonstrates progress throughout the lesson. There is a little plenary at the end too! It is a really good first lesson for a n...

THEME: Reading Skills

Activity: Independent reading with purpose (2)

 

This is an adaptation of the Reading Skills activity that I wrote about before Easter. It provides a slightly different focus to the previous activity BUT works well if students are to be able to make...

THEME: Reading Skills

ACTIVITY: Independent reading with purpose

 

This activity is one which I started using with Sixth form groups – mainly because every time I asked them to read anything they got out a highlighter pen and proceeded to highlight the whole document. Whe...

THEME: Revision Tracking Guidance

ACTIVITY: Making a Revision Tracker Plan

 

This document can be used in conjunction with the previously discussed “Revision Timetable” or can stand alone. I devised it years ago to help one of my own children with GCSE revision. Since the...

THEME:  ESSAY WRITING SKILLS

ACTVITY: How to write a good conclusion

 

Originally I used this skill with A level students but now I use it to train ALL age groups – the younger they get used to it the better their essays will be when they get to KS5.

 

Writing essay conclus...

THEME:  Revision Planning

 

ACTIVITY: Making a revision timetable

 

This is an activity for the students to do for themselves at home. Ideally it should be done at February half term – but it is never too late.

 

  • Give them(preferably electronically) the blank timeta...

This is so simple and ensures that you, the students (and any observer) are absolutely clear about prior knowledge (so you can adapt your lesson accordingly) and progress made....

 

……..  you will also have a starter and  a plenary as a bonus!

 

I find it especially useful...

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