Thought I’d blog a little about some ideas that I’ve been using with Year 11. None of these are original ideas; most are stolen from fabulous people who tweet and/ or blog but tweaked to suit the needs of my group.
The lovely Just Maths is busy analysing the differences between the originally released assessment materials and those recently accredited by OFQUAL. As doing this for our board AQA was on my to-do list I volunteered to share the load. You’ll have to forgive some shabby presentations as I’m still a newbie when it comes to the iPad!
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 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 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.
Thought I’d blog about the lesson I use to teach Spearman’s Rank after a bit of interest on Twitter. I’m about to use this lesson with top set Y11 who are studying for GCSE Higher Statistics. The basis of the lesson is to see how well pupil’s musical taste is correlated with the Great British Public’s taste and this is how it goes…