This is a post about gimmicks; more specifically little tricks to aid pupils remembering “methods”. Its grown from a tweet put out about a month ago by a genuinely curious NQT. This is my campaign for why such tricks should be eradicated from our classrooms.
The next in my series of posts about my top resources and ideas for teaching by topic. This week, Probability.
The first in a series of new posts about my favourite resources. Thought I’d dedicate the first to physical resources and books which I couldn’t live without.
Like many teachers I set myself a new academic year resolution every September. Last year I knew that the quality and frequency of my marking needed improvement so I wanted to achieve this without making my workload onerous.
I love breaking up teaching by showing a quick YouTube clip to enrich or enthuse pupils on a particular topic, to help cement key facts or just for a bit of light relief. Here is a collation of my favourites. If I’ve missed any leave me a comment! Read More
I took this idea from an INSET day we had with Barry Hymer (visit his website here – highly recommended for staff training, he’s done a few sessions with us and they’re always inspiring and full of practical advice) who has been doing a lot of training with us on the subject of open-mindsets. We need a specific, teaching and learning focus for our school’s co-coaching programme this year so I’ve gone with feedback and specifically the use of the “Meta Menu”.
I came across a nice idea for a functional project on Surface area today which I intend to use this week with some Year 8 pupils working at NC Levels 5/6.