Teaching and Learning

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Homework Menus have been around for a while in a number of forms and themes. I have attempted to collect my favourite versions below to inspire you to make your own. If you want to read more about their efficacy and where the ideas for the concept have come from then there is an excellent … Continue reading

Blooms Snakes and Ladders

My blooms snakes and ladders has been quite popular on social media and has been viewed nearly 6000 times on my TES account (if you don’t have it click here). Like most of my ideas it was stolen from lots of other people so if you are interested in seeing these (never forget to big up the people … Continue reading

No end of term films

We all might be feeling “end of term fatigue” at this time of year, so what better way to celebrate all our hard work than to let students watch some films on the last day of term. They are an easy way to reward students and wind down, they keep them quiet, it’s relaxing, and … Continue reading

Paper, pen and assessment triangles

Over the past couple of years, I have changed the way I record student progress. Previously I always recorded student homework and assessment data directly onto Excel spreadsheets. Unfortunately, this requires a laptop to be switched and the mark book to be opened which takes time and as they occupy the same space this means … Continue reading

Buzzing about Hexagons

Hexagons. Who knew that bees had the secret to understanding the connections between ideas, concepts and facts? I have been using hexagons with groups of children and teachers over the past year but it took me a while to get it. I had seen them on social media posted by teacher heroes like Russel Tarr … Continue reading

Scrabble letters

Scrabble letters used here to create key words shared by Mrs Cave (@MrsCGeog) who picked this up from a colleague at recent teach meet. @BGSTeachBetter says that Home Bargains store has letters games for £2 and each bag has 4 sets of the alphabet.

I have a cunning plan… (silly stories to make sense of the complex)

I originally chose the opening line of this blog as “I have a terrible memory”. On reflection the opposite may be true, I have an amazing memory, play any episode of Blackadder series 2-4 (series 1 never really did it for me) and I will quote you every line from every character. If you ever … Continue reading

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