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Starter Activities - UK Retailers

Posted by Jim Riley on July 9, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 5.99)
....Here are some puzzle-style starter activities based around a collection of well-known UK retailers…...

Starter Activities - The Linkedin Discussion Group

Posted by Graham Prior on September 17, 2012 in the Business Studies blog (score 5.95)
....…One such discussion is Starter Activities....

Starter Activity - The importance of Business

Posted by Graham Prior on December 4, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 5.46)
....I’m reading alot these days about thinking skills and ways to develop pupils thinking skills. This is one I adapted from one of the books I am currently reading. Did it with all my classes and the results were incredible. I asked them one simple question at the start of…...

Starter Activity - Pass the Buck

Posted by Graham Prior on November 1, 2010 in the Business Studies blog (score 5.34)
....This is an excellent starter activity that adds pace and competition to a lesson. It’s also excellent for whole class involvement and differentiation. Its very simple and can be carried out in two main ways. I have just done it whilst revising private limited companies....

Create a fake SMS conversation

Posted by Lisa Kent on June 25, 2014 in the Geography blog (score 5.33)
....…could create them as starter or plenary activities, asking pupils to add more comments to the conversation. Alternatively, as it is extremely easy to use and conversations can be saved, pupils could create their own. It is a great way of engaging pupils and could be used for a variety…...

Catchphrase - Say What You See!

Posted by Graham Prior on July 20, 2011 in the Business Studies blog (score 5.08)
....…one of my favourite starter activities and one which I ‘showcased’ at the recent Business Teachers National Conference in London. Again, such a simple activity that gets the students thinking. Based on the popular TV show with Roy Walker (still showing on Challenge TV), the activity involves students trying to…...

11 Classic Starter Activities for Business Lessons

Posted by Jim Riley on November 1, 2010 in the Business Studies blog (score 5.05)
....…three years are suggested starter activities from our very-own super-blogger Lord Sutch. I’m aware that we’ve added many thousands of blog readers over the last year, so I thought it might be useful to provide links to eleven of those terrific resources. So, here they are…...

Starter/ Plenary Activity - Countdown

Posted by Graham Prior on May 6, 2013 in the Geography blog (score 5.04)
....…my all time favourite activities based around the classic gameshow.At the start or end of the lesson I put 3 Geography Key Word Conundrums (anagrams) on the board for the students to solve. These can be key words just covered in the lesson (for a plenary) or key words from…...

Tourism maps

Posted by Lisa Kent on April 8, 2014 in the Geography blog (score 4.97)
....…maps would be great starter activities for tourism. Firstly ask students to guess what they think would be the countries most visited by tourists and then show them this map to see if they were right.This could be followed by getting pupils to guess what the most popular tourist attractions…...

Economics Starter: Economics Headline Quiz

Posted by Geoff Riley on August 22, 2013 in the Economics blog (score 4.97)
....…an idea for a starter activity for a new economics group. I have selected twelve front page headlines from the news during July and August - each of which has been chosen for their current relevance and as a prompt for discussion. Students are asked to identify the missing word(s)…...

Starter/ Plenary - Countdown

Posted by Graham Prior on January 24, 2010 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.94)
....One of my all time favourite activities based around the classic gameshow....

Missing Vowels Game

Posted by Jon Bilton on August 20, 2013 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.69)
....A great starter or plenary activity, this example covers Understanding Customer Needs from Chapter 2 of the GCSE Business Studies textbook....

Starter Activity - The Crystal Ball

Posted by Graham Prior on July 22, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.69)
....This is one of my all time favourite starter activities..a belter if you have an interactive whiteboard....

Super Starter Sunday - Blockbusters

Posted by Amy Chapman on July 12, 2009 in the GSCE Economics blog (score 4.68)
....…approaching, this week’s Super Starter Sunday activities will be the last until September. I am sure many of us remember Blockbuster, here we will put an economics twist on the game show. This activity could be used as a starter, plenary or an end of term lesson....

Beat the Business Teacher - Resource Listing

Posted by Jim Riley on February 1, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.56)
....…Beat the Business Teacher starter activities, organised by category. Add this page to you favourites - we’ll add new Beat the Business Teacher acitivities on a regular basis and update this page as wel go along! MARKETING PEOPLE MANAGEMENT Financial Methods of Motivation FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING Bank Finance BUSINESS ORGANISATION…...

Developing better questioning

Posted by Lisa Kent on March 21, 2014 in the Geography blog (score 4.53)
....…own questions as a starter or plenary activity....

Starter activity - A piece of cake (limited companies)

Posted by Graham Prior on May 8, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.50)
....Here is a great activity to use when teaching Ltd’s. Before the students enter the room, I put a £1 monopoly note on each students desk. This immediately makes them curious about what is to follow. I then introduce the basic concept of limited companies and I relate limited companies…...

Adding Value - Creative Uses of a Aluminium Tray

Posted by Jim Riley on October 5, 2010 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.44)
....One of the starter activities at our AQA-BUSS-ter CPD events around the UK this week involves asking teachers to identify creative ways in which value could be added to a simple aluminium tray. The only contraint to their thinking is that the container cannot be used to transport food. Here…...

They’re Here! Our new Business Influence Card Game

Posted by Jim Riley on August 11, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.41)
....They are here - tutor2u’s new Business Influence Cards! This is a new teaching resource which can be used again and again in the business classroom....

Teaching Motivation - Bellwork/ Starter Activity

Posted by Graham Prior on March 22, 2014 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.40)
....…make an amazing bellwork/ starter activitiy when teaching motivation.The article, ‘Vicar or Publican’ looks at which jobs make people happy and makes surprising reading. The article ends with a ranking of the top 247 occupations in order of happiness along with the mean income for each job/ profession. Potential activities…...

Six superb business lesson activities from Lord Sutch

Posted by Jim Riley on August 29, 2010 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.38)
....I was browsing the business studies blog archive last night and spotted these six fantastic lesson activities from Lord Sutch which were amongst the top 20 most-downloaded resources from the last school year. Well worth looking at - particularly if you missed them first time…...

The Engaged Learner at the Historical Association Conference

Posted by Graham Prior on May 19, 2014 in the Engaged Learner blog (score 4.31)
....The Engaged Learner at the Historical Association Conference...

Eddie Stobart Keeps on Trucking

Posted by Jim Riley on May 12, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.22)
....…diversified into other transport activities (e.g. running airports). But mainly it is holding up well because of a shift in its roduct mix towards serving UK producers, mainly in the food and drink sectors. A good article here provides excellent background reading - perhaps as a starter resource....

The Facebook Plenary

Posted by Ian Pryer on January 4, 2012 in the Engaged Learner blog (score 4.19)
....The Facebook Plenary...

Ethnicity and educational attainment

Posted by Jenny Griffiths on February 18, 2011 in the Sociology blog (score 4.14)
....Ethnicity and educational attainment...

Teaching and Learning Webinar - Talkabout

Posted by Graham Prior on September 23, 2014 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.09)
....…addition to some extension activities.Register for free here...

Revision Puzzle on the Personalities of the Cold War

Posted by Jim Riley on September 22, 2009 in the History blog (score 4.08)
....…Cold War History Matching Activities ...

Starter Activities - Linkedin Discussion Group Volume 2

Posted by Graham Prior on October 8, 2012 in the Business Studies blog (score 4.00)
....Here is the ‘second volume’ of starter activities from the linkedin discussion group. Something for everyone!...

Trapdoor - PowerPoint Teaching and Learning Game

Posted by Graham Prior on July 2, 2013 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.98)
....…(for information on bellwork activities please refer this blog), a starter, a plenary or to deliver new content.The idea behind the activity is simple. Students are presented with up to 16 different trapdoors. Some of the trapdoors have the correct answers whilst the others are wrong. Can the students avoid…...

Bellwork - What is it?

Posted by Graham Prior on July 4, 2012 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.95)
....When I help deliver some of the tutor2u CPD events, I often refer to a concept called bellwork. So, what exactly is bellwork?...

Economics Scrabble

Posted by Geoff Riley on May 19, 2009 in the Economics blog (score 3.93)
....…for this super revision starter exercise ....one that needs virtually no preparation and can be customised to groups of different sizes. I have drawn from his recent entry on the Business Blog. Many of his creative and innovative starter activities can be found here. Economics Scrabble The students can either…...

Warfare (1) - Auction House Starter Activity

Posted by Jim Riley on December 2, 2009 in the History blog (score 3.92)
....Many thanks to Andy Lawrence for producing this Auction House starter activity quiz on warfare…...

How Much Do I Earn?

Posted by Geoff Riley on February 1, 2011 in the Economics blog (score 3.86)
....…of interesting discussions and starter activities. We did one of these at the TeachECON events last autumn involving a starter called How Much Do I Earn? ...

Teaching and Learning Resources for Business Studies - Right First Time

Posted by Graham Prior on June 21, 2013 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.80)
....…used as bellwork, a starter or as part of the main lesson. This is available here.We also have Thinking Skills Bingo, specifically designed for BUSS1 available here.For BUSS2 we have Kinaesthetic Motivation (which was recently part of the New to AQA CPD) day. This is also a highly interative way…...

Starter Activity: What Why Depends - Developing Thinking Skills

Posted by Graham Prior on February 23, 2011 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.75)
....…thinking skills. I love activities that have multiple solutions and this does what is says on the tin. Using it all the time I am for revision at AS and A2. Very simple and very effective. I have a template on A4 with ‘What’ at the top and space to…...

The Engaged Learner - London 20 June 2014

Posted by Jim Riley on March 16, 2014 in the Engaged Learner blog (score 3.72)
....The Engaged Learner - London 20 June 2014...

Plenary Idea : Facebook Status

Posted by Ian Pryer on July 10, 2011 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.72)
....Here is a nice plenary activity that I created this year and have been meaning to share for a while. It has the added bonus of giving you a starter for your next lesson with only minimal work....

History Categories

Posted by Jim Riley on February 1, 2009 in the History blog (score 3.71)
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Starter activity - teaching communication

Posted by Graham Prior on December 26, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.69)
....The topic of communication at both GCSE and A level lends itself to a fantastic range of activities. Here are a couple I recently tried and they went down an absolute storm....

Starter Activity: The Distribution of Wealth

Posted by Geoff Riley on August 28, 2012 in the Economics blog (score 3.62)
....Here is an idea for a starter activity that came from reading this short piece on inequalities of wealth in the United States and some behavioural research done by Dan Ariely (one of our favourite behavioural economists!). ...

Has Your Team Got the Business? Team Challenge (Week 1)

Posted by Michelle Stephenson on September 3, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.58)
....…entertaining and challenging lesson activities. I will share the resources and activities on the tutor2u blog and if you feel the need to contribute your own team challenge activities, please do! Week 1 will kick off with the X Factor Challenge. It combines a PowerPoint quiz, based on basic A2…...

Revision crosswords on the Cold War

Posted by Jim Riley on September 22, 2009 in the History blog (score 3.49)
....Events, dear boy, events. And the Cold War period was packed full of them - so many in fact that GCSE History students can be forgiven for confusing Potsdam with Prague or Detente with the Domino Effect. Here are a couple of revision crosswords which you might use with students…...

Starter Activities - Linkedin Discussion Group Volume 1

Posted by Graham Prior on September 25, 2012 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.47)
....Here is the first volume of starter activities from the linkedin discussion group. All of them real belters….....

Diseconomies of Scale Activities

Posted by Jonny Clark on September 25, 2012 in the Economics blog (score 3.39)
....…a couple of lesson starter resources that you might like to use to illustrate your point....

Selling a house near a volcano

Posted by Lisa Kent on October 19, 2013 in the Geography blog (score 3.36)
.... Ten per cent of the world’s population live within 100Km of an active volcano.Why?...

Economics Teacher National Conference 2009 - Some Images

Posted by Jim Riley on June 18, 2009 in the Economics blog (score 3.35)
....Here is a selection of photos I took at the Economics Teacher National Conference 2009 at the British Library today. It was a really lovely event - terrific speakers and a fantastic audience of enthusiastic Economics teachers. Economics teaching is in good hands… ...

Wipeout - Team Challenge (4)

Posted by Michelle Stephenson on September 18, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.28)
....This team challenge is called Wipeout! Students compete in teams to get and retain the highest point score. Successful identification of correct answers leads to an increase in points. Incorrect answers will lead to a total “Wipeout” of any score achieved....

Cutting up the world

Posted by Lisa Kent on January 7, 2014 in the Geography blog (score 3.27)
....…an idea for a starter to introduce the topic of food supply. It particularly appeals to visual learners.I use an apple to represent the earth. I then cut the apple into quarters and put three quarters to one side, these represent the oceans of our world. The quarter that is…...

Give It A Go LIVE! 2012

Posted by Jim Riley on July 27, 2011 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.18)
....…to create and share activities and other resources which make their classrooms buzz! Give It A Go also has its own blog - come and visit it here. To launch the programme, we’re running two external conferences in London (8 February 2012) and Manchester (9 February 2012). These will be…...

Whole School CPD - Give It A Go LIVE! 2012

Posted by Jim Riley on July 29, 2011 in the Engaged Learner blog (score 3.18)
....Whole School CPD - Give It A Go LIVE! 2012...

Lesson Activity - Using the Business Influence Cards

Posted by Jim Riley on September 11, 2009 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.16)
....Here are some suggested lesson activities that can be used with tutor2u’s new Business Influence Cards. Sets of these great cards can be ordered here...

Marketing meets Sources of Finance!

Posted by Ben Cahill on March 20, 2011 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.11)
....It is not always easy to use an example that involves Marketing and Sources of Finance but the following newspaper advertisement from Honda covers both bases. It invites you to go to the Honda website and download a presentation on why leasing a Honda vehicle makes good sense - and…...

AQA A2 Business (BUSS3) - Influences on Functional Objectives

Posted by Jim Riley on April 6, 2010 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.08)
....A key theme in BUSS3 is the influences (external and internal) that affect the setting and achievement of functional objectives. For tutor2u’s AQA A2 BUSS3 INSET days last year we developed a new resource that encourages students to analyse and evaluate the potential implications of a variety of influences on…...

Daylight Saving – the US$2 billion opportunity cost?

Posted by Ben Cahill on March 13, 2013 in the Economics blog (score 3.01)
....…for a great class starter activity....

Takeovers and Mergers - tutor2u Mini Briefs

Posted by Jim Riley on March 4, 2012 in the Business Studies blog (score 3.01)
....Our takeover and merger mini-brief cards are designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of key M&A transactions. We used this during the recent CPD days on BUSS4 and obtained some great ideas from teachers about how they can be used in the classroom and as a prompt for…...

Takeovers and Mergers - the BUSS4 Card Game

Posted by Jim Riley on March 4, 2012 in the Business Studies blog (score 2.98)
..... We’ve had lots of fun playing the BUSS4 Takeovers and Mergers card game at the BUSS4 CPD courses this week. The card pack is a terrific way to engage students with the concept of M&A and to build their familiarity with a wide range of recent (and some not-so-recent)…...

BUSS1 Beat the Teacher - the Thinking Skills Lesson Resource for AQA BUSS1

Posted by Jim Riley on October 12, 2011 in the Business Studies blog (score 2.98)
....BUSS1 Beat The Teacher is a great way to help test whether students have picked up a thorough understanding of core topics on their AS course so far. Beat the Teacher is a thinking skills activity which involves giving students a page of written text and/ or calculations which contain…...

Trapdoor - PowerPoint Teaching and Learning Game

Posted by Graham Prior on July 9, 2013 in the Engaged Learner blog (score 2.94)
....Trapdoor - PowerPoint Teaching and Learning Game...

Starter Activity - Cold War Wipeout Challenge

Posted by Jim Riley on November 23, 2009 in the History blog (score 2.85)
....Here’s a great starter activity from Andy Lawrence using tutor2u’s Wipeout Challenge quiz format…...

Make your students happy! Test their ‘demand and supply’ knowledge with this 5 minute test

Posted by Jonny Clark on September 26, 2014 in the Economics blog (score 2.80)
....…curves yet?Here’s a short starter or plenary to test your students knowledge and understanding on the theories of demand and supply. The resource has a single demand and supply diagram with shifted curves and labelled equilibrium points. The test lasts for 3 minutes as a series of changes to the…...

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