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15th October 2015

Key Word Chop!

Key Word Chop is a very simple but effective activity that gets the whole class moving around and talking about your subject. Its excellent for formative assessment and requires minimal preparation.

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I'm a big fan of Dylan Williams and one particular area I'm interested in as an educator is effective questioning and moving away from what is known as IRE questioning.

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This is such a simple starter/ plenary based around the classic gameshow and an activity which students absolutely love.

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This is an excellent activity that is suitable for any subject.

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6th October 2015

How's it been for you?

Have you settled yet? How are you getting on?

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Sometimes you just want to set your students some straightforward MCQs and let them go! This MCQ lesson template does just that. Just add content!Basic MCQ Quiz is an editable PowerPoint activity...

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Answering MCQs under time pressure is the name of the game with Hot Air Balloon Race. The answers the question are on the side of each balloon. The problem is that each balloon is drifting away...

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Elevator Quiz is an engaging teaching resource uses the concept of confidence-based marking as students determine how sure they are they know the right answer!Elevator Quiz is an editable...

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Your students will love Prison break - a superb interaction of MCQ questioning and gaming strategy. Get the questions correct and use your skill to release as many prisoners as possible over the...

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Schools in the US go back a few weeks earlier than here in the UK. Staff gathering for a final whole-school meeting got this morale-boosting flash mob rendition of a Les Mis classic (with new...

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Multiple choice questions (MCQs) are a fundamental part of assessment for many subjects and opinion is often divided as to there usefulness in assessing students. Writing (good) MCQs isn't easy....

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Here's a resource called Rotation Squares tweeted recently by Sociology teacher Molly Rose (@mollyrose54) having been alerted to the technique by Amjad Ali's Agility Teaching Toolkit..

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Here are two special, free versions of our popular PowerPoint-based lesson activities for teachers who would like to experiment with games-based learning in their classroom in the new school year.

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I am a big fan of cycling and have read a lot about the success of Team Sky under Dave Brailsford. He is a great believer in Marginal Gains and how it helped British cyclists to dominate the...

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I posted this questioning technique on our Business Studies blog a few weeks back but thought it would be worth sharing on our teaching and learning blog after some fantastic feedback from teachers...

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Such a simple activity but one which really gets students thinking.

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5th September 2014

Loop Cards

This is such a great activity (and one of the 'classics') for consolidation and reinforcement of learning.

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7th July 2014

If X was a Y

I stumbled across a video today on YouTube called 'if Google was a guy'. Loads of people lined up to see 'Google' asking him questions. Its amazing how stupid somethings seem when they are said...

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12th January 2014

Revision Showcase

Over the last few weeks I have been running a Revision Showcase with each of my A Level classes. This is when students bring in all the work that they have done outside of lessons and display it...

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16th July 2013

The Five W’s

This is an excellent idea that can be easily adapted for a variety of lesson situations, helping to ensure students are engaged and that their notes are structured and focused.

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