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Just another WordPress.com site. National curriculum in England: geography programmes of study. Purpose of study A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

National curriculum in England: geography programmes of study

Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Aims. Withernsea High School Humanities College - Fundamentals. Exam Visualisation. Modelling & Questioning. The 15 Minute Forum was led tonight by English teacher and Literacy Leader, Lucy Darling.

Modelling & Questioning

Lucy started the session by saying that when she was using modelling in her lessons, she also considered the key questions that she would need to use, in order to get to the best outcome. Clearly this can only be done to a certain degree, as often the most effective questions are in response to student responses. However, the key areas where questioning will be used can be planned.

Agility- The teaching toolkit. Innovative Education.org - Home. How would you lead teaching and learning? #360Review (Part 2 of 6) Here, I offer my reflections on my own school leadership.

How would you lead teaching and learning? #360Review (Part 2 of 6)

Moviemaker. Make digital movies online. Formerly Dfilm. Make. #5MinPlan series. As teachers, I cannot imagine you’ll disagree with me when I say that we are all pushed for time.

#5MinPlan series

The demands placed on educators in any type of classroom, plus the expectation for planning to meet the needs of all students; or the expectations placed upon teachers from systems and management, can create unnecessary bureaucracy. The original 5 Minute Lesson Plan was designed to reduce planning time. That’s it! Simple. *Updated August 2015: Welcome to The 5 Minute Series. New Tab. Revision Skills by Ross McGill on Prezi. Why I’m placing #LearningWalks in Room 101 by @TeacherToolkit. This academic year, we have shelved #LearningWalks.

Why I’m placing #LearningWalks in Room 101 by @TeacherToolkit

This is nothing to do with fashion or fad. It is purely a localised issue, dependent on the needs of our own school. So please, do not take this blogpost as verbatim. Slightly short of 3 years, I first arrived at my current school as assistant principal, with overall responsibility for teaching and learning, initial teacher training and staff development. #Peepshows and #Rubbernecks by @TeacherToolkit. Now that I have your attention; this post is all about marking; feedback; re-drafting and book scrutiny.

#Peepshows and #Rubbernecks by @TeacherToolkit

Definitions: Peepshows = Observations; Learning Walks; Book Scrutiny; Faculty Reviews. Rubbernecks = Observers who twist one’s head; to stare at something in a foolish manner in order to find flaws. I recently published that, as a school; ‘Why I’m placing #LearningWalks in Room 101? Link from Twitter - john67philips - Gmail. Sharing best practice in secondary teaching and learning. Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students.

What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? Saying to students, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes—no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding—they’re just left blowing in the wind. #SLTchat 20.10.13 hosted by @MsFindlater (with images, tweets) · SLTchat. Digital Debates - Teacher Talk - Issue 7. Shanie_Nash: Didactic lesson planned, using... - Hypocrite, n. – a teacher who thinks there is nothing left to learn.

TLTakeover 2013. Great session on making planning simple and effective, focusing on the main points and planning for the students, not the inspectors or visitors.

TLTakeover 2013

This was based on the 5 Minute session plan from @teachertoolkit but tweaked by @teachertweeks to fit their work. We looked at the elements of planning required in a lesson, the simple but effective bits of information that would make a session great and a move away from some, most and all as it sets up failure in the class. We looked at the hook. Making something to engage students from minute 1.

A picture on the board, a chance to discuss a question, the use of scrabble letters linked to keywords or try and describe something without using certain words. Next, planning groupings. how to get students working to get the best out of them. one great idea was having differentiated tables called home tables and the option to move to an away table to get extra support or challenge. How do I add or upload files to my Dropbox?

First, make sure you install the Dropbox desktop application.

How do I add or upload files to my Dropbox?

It creates a new folder on your computer called Dropbox (or two separate folders if you're a Dropbox for Business user and have connected your personal and work accounts). Your Dropbox folder works just like any other folder on your hard drive, except everything in your Dropbox folder automatically syncs to the web and to any other computer with Dropbox installed. Drop your files in your Dropbox folder It's easy to add files to Dropbox. Move your files into your Dropbox by dragging and dropping them into your Dropbox folder. On Windows XP After installation on Windows, a Dropbox folder will be located inside your My Documents folder by default. Lesson observations: why we love our 'Big Brother' classroom. I recently tweeted the question: What's the best CPD you've ever had as a teacher?

Lesson observations: why we love our 'Big Brother' classroom

And what's the worst? The 25-plus answers I received fell into two distinct camps.

Boys achievement

Google. Monitoring gifted and talented provision. Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students. Here we have collated some highlights and links from our recent live chat, in association with IGGY, that explored the role of technology in gifted education.

Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students

To read the discussion in full, click here. Jackie Swift (@jactherat), head of English at a London secondary school, was the G&T co-ordinator at her previous school and has blogged for the Guardian Teacher Network on gifted and talented pupils: Just what is gifted and talented? Do gifted and talented pupils need gifted and talented teachers? I agree that G&T students do need exceptional teachers, ones who don't feel threatened by them, who are open to being challenged beyond the usual and open to many things. Indeed a multi-subject specialist of some sort would fit the bill. Ian Warwick, senior director, London Gifted and Talented Dr Adam Boddison, academic principal for IGGY is responsible for ensuring that there is a broad range of academic content for IGGY members, which is both relevant and engaging.

History Lecturer : On the stretching of brighter history pupils. The education twitter-sphere has been all a-buzz today with stuff about helping (or failing) bright pupils. I am not at all qualified to contribute directly to the debate; I can only recount my own experiences, and anecdotal evidence is not very valuable in such a case. Because of my work as an examiner I meet history teachers from scores of other schools every summer, and I do not think my approaches were in any way unusual.

Yes, I taught at an independent school, so it was selective in terms of ability to pay fees. Challenging ‘aspiring’ and ‘perspiring’ more able, gifted and talented readers in the context of challenges for all readers. Guest blogger, Ann Bridgland, is an Education Trainer, Consultant and Coach As Professor Deborah Eyre once recommended in her 2007 publication, “What Really Works for G&T”, is still very resonant today: “… gifted and talented education is about making exceptional performance a reality for those children and young people who have the ability to excel.

This ‘really works’ when schools realise that encouraging and expecting exceptional performance is an on-going concern that pervades the whole school, its structures and its culture.” I also agree completely with her opening gambit that: “When a school starts to look at what really works in G&T education it is tempting to look for a quick fix or a set of requirements which, if implemented, will magically lead to effective provision for G&T. 50 Resources For The Parents And Teachers Of Gifted And Talented Students. Every parent hopes for their child to be smart and to excel in school, but sometimes parents just don’t know what to do with a child who is especially exceptional. Keeping him or her challenged, interested, and engaged can be tough, as can dealing with an educational system that doesn’t always focus on helping out bright students. Parents of gifted and talented children should know that they’re not alone and that there are hundreds of resources on the Web that can help every step of the way.

Here are some we think stand out from the crowd, offering advice, information, support, and educational resources to help you support and encourage your child’s special abilities. Organizations. Teaching for A*s. Beyond the very general notion that we should teach as well as we possibly can, are there approaches we can use that help to secure the highest grades at GCSE? I don’t want to suggest that there are any simple tricks or quick wins or that it is possible or wise for us to expect ever more A* grades.

However, getting A*s is something we often discuss at KEGS. Perhaps it is better to think of it differently, working on the assumption that only a certain proportion of students will be awarded A*s across a national exam cohort. Teaching sequence for developing independence Stage 1: Explain. “Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better but the frog dies in the process.”EB White. Jude_birkett: 7 habits of highly effective... Monitoring to support better teaching and learning. 46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom. Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. 20 Powerful Infographic Design Kits. Thwart the Grim-Reaper: #Ofsted reworks (Sep ’13) S Flipped Classroom Certification. Www.eriding.net/resources/english/ks3/060101_jlodge_eng_ks3_how_am_I_doing.pdf.

22 Easy Formative Assessment Techniques for Measuring Student Learning. Why Teach Meets ROCK! So what is #Stickability? by @TeacherToolkit and @Head_StMarys. Stickability is a term used within the notable 5 Minute Lesson Plan. I have decided to write a short post, based on the demand for clarification. #GoodinTen – Requires Improvement CPD programme, by @TeacherToolkit #SLTchat. Classroom teachers; aspiring leaders; educational experts and senior teachers come together online – most Sunday evenings – to discuss the following school leadership topics as part of #SLTchat (Sundays 8pm). TeachMeet East Lancs As It Happened. Last night saw the first #TMELancs at St Mary’s CHS in Astley. It was a hot one, but we still had a turn out of over 50 people who shared some amazing classroom practice. Firstly, thanks to everyone involved. CONNECTED. 20130616-094530.jpg (1024×768) CONNECTED. 5 Minute Marking Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner.

Part Five: How do you develop a strong learning culture amongst staff? CONNECTED. 8 Great Videos About the Flipped Classroom. Learning Phases: Putting your OARR in. Narrowing the gap: Pupil Premium and CPD. Teaching and Learning Bulletin. Toolkit. Welcome to Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker-Create a cryptogram puzzle! 51 ways to introduce learning objectives. Questioning – Top Ten Strategies. The 5 minute Lesson Plan. Peer marking and how to make it work in your classroom - TES English - Blog - TES English. Sharing best practice in secondary teaching and learning. Where Learning Happens.

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Slow Writing. Gorgeous tag clouds. John Sayers Geography Blog: Questioning. Slow Writing. Trending Flyers in the UK - Smore. But Does It Help Students Learn?