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A Circle of Dots
A circle of dots? What do you see?
The Memory Clock
Sandringham School has a tremendous Teaching and Learning Blog.In this new post they explain how their Memory Clock concept helps to counter ineffective revision practices for GCSE pupils.
Getting to know your students - Guess Who!
I'm sure we've all played the classic game of Guess Who at some point in the past! Here are some instructions for a simple version to play in the classroom.
Engaging the disengaged learner
We've all faced learners in the classroom who, despite our best efforts, remain disengaged and disinterested. The reasons for disengagement are really complex and often differ from person to...
Are tablets good for children?
This is certainly a hot topic on the playground on the school-run in my area, with parents and teachers unsure about how much or how little "screen time" is ideal for children.
"One Size Fits All Education System" Not Good Enough
The Ofsted chief, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has said that the UK's "one size fits all" education system is failing youngsters, with those who are less 'traditionally academic" being left behind by a...
4 Ways to Make Mocks Work Better for You (and Your Students)
Mocks! Love them or hate them, there's no denying that they create a substantial workload for teachers. How can the Mock exam process be made more bearable and effective for both teachers and...
How to Integrate Problem-Based Learning into Your Classroom
Problem-Based Learning, or PBL for short, is probably one of those techniques that as teachers we know we should probably try it out, but because it appears to be so different from our usual style,...
The ins and outs of home-schooling
It's estimated that around 50,000 children are homeschooled in the UK - a good number will return to mainstream education in schools, but many teachers and education professionals have little...
Pose Pause Pounce Bounce questioning
No doubt a good number of teachers will have seen this cartoon from TeacherToolkit, but it's a good reminder to all of us to think about our questioning technique: