A homemade take on the classic family game, Guess Who, Guess What is storming classrooms across the country. Again an idea I have spotted on my favourite CPD platform Twitter, Guess What is brilliantly adaptable to any topic in any subject for any year group. Students can use the board as a means of revising … Continue reading Guess the Punishment
Yet again another idea that I spotted on Twitter. I have just printed off several images related to the separate and silent system and put them inside plastic wallets ready to be annotated by my Year 10s tomorrow. I love these because when used with dry erase markers the students can quickly add and erase … Continue reading Annotating Sources
One of my pet hates when I am marking a student's work is if they have written an incredibly brief answer to the question/task set. Whilst I love using WWW and EBI along with student response to marking to make sure that they are getting the most out of my feedback, sometimes there isn't the … Continue reading Speeding Violations in History
I had a two minute one-on-one conversation with every one of my year 10s today to see how they were finding the jump between KS3 and GCSE History. "What are you finding the most difficult?" "Is there anything that frightens you?" "How do you want me to help?" Inevitably when you ask those questions, you … Continue reading Using graphs to ‘see’ time
Here are three CVs I made ages ago but have just been reminded of by @87history on Twitter. A CV each for Harold Godwinson, William Duke of Normandy and Harald Hardrada to be used when teaching the Battle of Hastings I have only used these so far as part of a booklet with read-and-respond questions … Continue reading Historical CVs
Getting lots of inspiration from the educators of Twitter this week. Spotted a Connect 4 concept by @flippinghistory and felt a sudden wave of excitement for my year 8s! They will be treated to this masterpiece after half term!
Just spotted this on Facebook
I was wondering about the origin of that little quote on our new £5 note and I found this transcript of the full speech. I thought I'd share an extract with you as I found it such an interesting read: In this crisis I think I may be pardoned if I do not address the … Continue reading Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat
As I begin my journey into the turbulent and exciting, fascinating and terrifying world of teaching, I am learning and engaging with a hundred new things every day. One of the most prominent things that has stood out to me over the past few week is the concept of a ‘Growth Mindset’. Dr Carol Dweck … Continue reading Growth Mindset
Just spotted this wonderful mug on one of my Google searches - love it!