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Differentiation

Differentiation and scaffolding These two are the closest relations in a teacher mind, so close that they’re the most often confused terms. Differentiation (to me) is providing stretch and challenge to […]

Millions of ideas ready to be clicked

Every teacher needs their arsenal of places to go for inspiration, from colleagues to books. One absolutely fantastic source of ideas is Pinterest! It’s an international site with ideas and tips […]

Classroom Resources thank you to all

I want to say a huge thank you to the teachers out there who are buying, using and finding my teaching resources so very useful at Primary and Secondary across […]

UCAS 5Min Plan

A FREE 5min plan to help you manage the UCAS process with your tutees

More than words

Use these words in your objectives and see the ‘wow’ effect! Please follow and like us:

FaceBook – Schemes of work discussion

Over on the new FaceBook page… I’m asking the question ‘what needs to be in a Scheme of Work?’. Schemes of Work or Learning Plans are vital tools; teachers and […]

Classroom Resource #7 Vocabulary pt2

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Classroom Support #4 Objectives

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Classroom Support #3 Vocabulary Review

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Classroom Resources #1 Questions Sheets

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Share ideas to improve

Share ideas and improve learning and teaching Site readership in 2013 It’s quite exciting as a teacher sharing ideas online to see a visual presentation of where in the world […]

Lollipop Questions

Don’t forget the Questioning sticks! I’m a big believer in keeping good resources to hand so that you’ll remember to use them more often! So a resource I made some […]

Hey, Mr Tambourine Man!

Guest post by PGCE trainee Trial and Error I’m a trainee teacher, two thirds of the way through my PGCE year. I am engaging in a trial and error process […]

I’m contacting home!

Everyone deals with behaviour problems every day! Students misbehave, we just have to find appropriate way to manage poor behaviour and praise good! This post is about the poor behaviour! […]

5 Minute PGCE Plan

PGCE – Plan & Act! I got a bit hooked on creating these types of plans in October when I was working with a very keen PGCE student (who has […]

Raspberry Pi is here

Box set of technology arrived at school today for my new programming club! Including Raspberries, cameras, and the wonderful book ‘Adventures in Raspberry Pi‘ by Carrie Anne Philbin. It’s a […]

Think, Pair, Share

THINK, PAIR, SHARE Using a resource I created based on one of the books I’ve been reading I’ve created an instant tool for a THINK, PAIR, SHARE activity. Why THINK, […]

Reflecting on your lessons

Here comes the 1/2 term break Ready for the break? Time to take stock, relax, regroup and then think back through past teaching and formulate some future plans? Working with […]

Shake up team work…

I’m an iPad user, iPad mini as it’s a convenient size and still powerful at work. Apps, Simple is best Apps are a funny thing, you can waste hours looking […]

Planning for all…

Earlier is week I tweeted this (above) picture, which seemed to get a few RTs and favourites, It was the opening of a weeks worth of thinking (in those quiet […]

Unrestricted iPad teaching

Having a tablet computer in class is great, as a teacher using one it allows for considerable mobility around the room. You can interact with pupils closer while still being […]

The iPad & PE

From the staff room kitchen I spied 3 students (durning lesson time) out on our field (away from the rest of kids) with an iPad, filming each other. I had […]

More on collaboration

What do collaborative tools (like google apps) give your school? In the process of our current school project we are investigating the potential impact of google apps on learning and […]

Treasured lessons…

How do you guide students to their treasure ? Two few things I believe: Students should know where a lesson is taking them. Students should know how they are going […]

Creative CPD

I have never been a huge fan of CPD which (only) involved sitting listening to someone in a hall, alright sometimes it's the right call, but most of the time I'm thinking - if this was a lesson...

Twitter and the teacher…

Why should you as a teacher be engaging with Twitter? I would say…Because it can be a resource, an aide to your own learning, and an insight into the education […]

Creative lessons…

CPD is the start… Ever been sat in a whole school training session & had that thought “I know this, why am I being told this again?” or “What time […]

Engaging…

In the run up to a training session I am running soon, I am going to publish a number of short posts covering tools and ideas for engaging students using […]

Applied ICT – Publishing sources

Publishing! Beyond Publisher! I mentioned this recently to my students but thought as a brief post this was worth sharing. Publisher has been a staple of classroom ‘brochures and leaflets’ […]

Second BETT

Evaluate everything… Evaluations are such a huge part of teaching, we evaluate ourselves (to the extreme) we evaluate our lessons, our students, our departments, our year groups, our school, our […]

Snow Day!

Country comes to a stand still, e-learning means the job doesn’t need to stop! (Is that good or bad thing?) It’s struck me today that the news is full of […]

21st Century idea for CPD!!!

21st Century CPD I have ideas, all the time, I’m just one of those people… Here’s  my latest idea that keeps coming into my mind! A while ago I mentioned […]

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