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Untitled. The Padagogy Wheel: It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy. The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy contributed by Allan Carrington, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator Visit TeachThought Professional Development if you’re interested in our workshop options on the Padagogy Wheel. The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives. The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science.

Untitled. Whether you're a live teaching veteran, or a newbie to the world of streaming your lessons, you're probably still learning new tricks every day.


We put a call out for your best Microsoft Teams hacks on Twitter and received loads of tips. Untitled. Despite 2021 starting off with a bit of toing and froing from government on whether school buildings would open for students or not, at least now we know we are teaching remotely until at least February half term.


Know that teaching and learning for the coming weeks will be online makes it much easier to plan and prepare for the term ahead. Untitled. Now that we’ve been teaching remotely for two weeks with the knowledge that we will be until (dare I say it) at least February half term, I’ve found that I’ve been able to refine my practice.


Despite teaching remotely for much of March – July last year, the regular changes, uncertainty and need to learn how to teach in such a way meant that it wasn’t really until June/July that I felt comfortable. Untitled. Filling the Gaps Ks3 to GCSE. Last year before my former year 9 students were to start their GCSE geography course I felt I should drop the final topic for the summer term and instead focus on filling the gaps.

Filling the Gaps Ks3 to GCSE

Reoccurring errors or struggles were arising from a number of low and middle ability students, so I collated a list of them. Using this I set about creating a filling the gaps scheme of work around the key skills and foundation knowledge required for GCSE. Untitled. Teaching Geography through books and textsOver the last two years or so, the use of books and texts in geography seems to be very much in vogue and rightly so in my opinion.


I first became aware of the power of this through the impressive schemes of work written by Paul Turner, Alan Parkinson and Matt Podbury around the book ‘Factfulness’ (link to book review) and indeed teaching ‘Factfulness’ is one of my favourite topics to teach at Key Stage 3. Having followed their lead, I have become a huge advocate of carefully selecting extracts, texts and books for use in teaching geography.

8 Classroom Management Apps for Tech Savvy Teachers. For teachers, the calling to make a difference in a student’s life is strong. But for many, the workload and burden overwhelms their ability to deliver a strong impact. Fortunately, education technology is here to lend a hand. In this post we will be looking at 8 apps tech savvy teachers can use to better manage their classrooms. Rosenshine. Meet the man who says he has solved behaviour management. “Punishment has to have a sting,” states Sir John Townsley, leaning back on his chair.

Meet the man who says he has solved behaviour management

“No-one likes that word anymore, ‘punishment’, but we are not ashamed to use it. " Isolation, he had said earlier, has to be "really, really harsh”. Sir John is chief executive of The Gorse Academy Trust (TGAT) in Leeds. It consists of 10 schools: four secondary, four primary, a sixth-form college and a 5 years – 16 years alternate provision centre. And in these schools, Sir John believes, you will find the secret to successful behaviour management. Powerful Geography Questions.

Marking? It’ll be gone in a flash. Let’s be clear: teachers are drowning or, at best, treading water under monstrous mountains of marking.

Marking? It’ll be gone in a flash

It can totally take over your life if you let it. That’s why I decided to change things at my school. As a subject leader, I felt it was my responsibility to offer solutions. So I sat down and looked to develop a strategy that would reduce workload, speed up feedback and enable students to develop their metacognitive skills by taking a proactive role in their learning.

The result was Flash marking. Fast To put it simply, all of the skills required to access the top band of GCSE English and English literature performance have been translated into short codes. 101 Creatively simple ways to teach Geography. 100 (or 1000!) fab geography teaching ideas... Becoming a (Metacognitive) Teacher - Part 1. 26 May 2017 In a recent EEF focus group held in school we spent some time trying to define metacognition and what it looks like in practice.

Becoming a (Metacognitive) Teacher - Part 1

It became clear that what teachers wanted was an example of what this actually means in practice. In order to provide some insight on this I wanted to share what I have been doing with metacognition over the last two years… Last year, while training for my PGCE-(lifelong learning), I took the opportunity to try out some of the metacognitive techniques I had been learning in school (Tomsett, 2015a, 2015b, 2015c, Norris, 2016) to help boost the attainment of my adult GCSE Biology students in College.

All my adult students require a C grade pass or higher to move on to their chosen path in nursing, primary teaching, or university, so the pressure was on. 10 Marking and Feedback Strategies. Reading Time: 3 minutes.

10 Marking and Feedback Strategies

What feedback techniques could you use that make students act on feedback? @TeacherToolkit. Reading Time: 5 minutes.


Over the past two years, I have been aiming to improve delivery of homework in my own classroom. In this post, I have provided a much-needed context for my readers, regarding #TakeAwayHmk. What are the best time-saving apps for teachers? Planning Workload: Ask A Teacher! If you wanted to help improve lesson planning and reduce teacher workload, who would you ask? In my last post, I said that ‘we live in a time, where teacher workload operates at a frenetic pace.’ Last week, Nicky Morgan announced the chairs and members of 3 new workload review groups. These working parties will look at teacher-workload in 3 key areas; marking, planning and data-management. I will state again, that from each of the working groups, I am keen to see each committee go beyond case-studies and exemplar documents, and actually change policy. Working with Digimap - school examples. You are here : Home | Resources | Ordnance Survey m... | Working with D... This page showcases examples of how teachers have used Digimap with their students, including sample lessons and classroom ideas.

Getting started Rob Manger, geography teacher at English Martyrs School, has written two blog posts describing his journey into using GIS. The final blog offers an evaluation of the three platforms he used and a table of comparisons. Getting Started with GIS in the Geography Curriculum. Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic. The Geography of Me – New Teacher / First Lesson Activity. Make Your Images Interactive - ThingLink. Geographical Enquiry: Forget the 'outstanding' and remember the inspiration. The biggest message that I came away from the GA Conference in Manchester was that to be an outstanding teacher you need to forget about the pressure of lesson observations and instead focus on inspiring and engaging students. Investigating the Earth. Edtools. Home. The Ultimate Lesson Builder » Edynco.