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Using Hexagon Learning for categorisation, linkage and prioritisation

Using Hexagon Learning for categorisation, linkage and prioritisation
Note: I have created an online hexagons generator at The ability to select, prioritise, categorise and link evidence is a valuable skill that students learn in History. It is also highly transferable to other subjects. Using hexagons is a particularly simple and effective way of developing these skills. The approach involves providing students with key pieces of information on hexagons. Their job is to organise these into categories of their choice, with hexagons being placed adjacent to each other to highlight links between the factors described. These groups are then glued down onto sugar paper and then the diagram is developed with titles being written over each category, and arrows being used to connect the different categories and to chart a ‘path’ through the diagram. Taking it further The hexagons approach can be developed in a variety of ways, for example: Hexagon Learning Case Study: The Rise of Stalin Historical Context The Hexagon Approach Stage 3: Essay preparation

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10 Reasons to Try Hexagonal Thinking – Make & Do I made this to try out some Hexagonal Thinking activities. The colored tags could be used for different concepts within the thinking map such as: potential solutions, resources, people involved, or anything else that makes sense in your activity. 1. It is simple. Hexagonal Thinking is simple yet powerful. Students can make their thinking visible by writing ideas on a hexagon and forming connections. types of questions The importance of teaching reading: Teaching reading in the English language course should include the following set of learning goals: 1- enable students to read a wide range of texts in English. 2- develop awareness of the structures of the written English texts. 3- develop the ability of criticizing the content of texts. 4- practice different types of reading according to the purpose of reading.

Making connections with hexagonal thinking From creating working business models to understanding the relationship between French verbs, hexagonal thinking in is a great visual tool for enabling organisation and deep understanding of a topic. Synthesis is the phase in the NoTosh Design Thinking process when we begin to move from complex and conflicting ideas (the messy project stage!) to a need to instill order and logic to arrive at working solutions. And while linear thinking works in a traditional framework, it’s less helpful when you want participants to see, understand and reflect on the relationships between ideas - hexagonal thinking making sense of information in a way that also conveys the often complex connections between ideas, concepts and facts. Have a look at how this works in a classroom setting and think about how you could use the concept in your own workspace or classroom:

* Motivation 1 An article by Dörnyei and Csizer (1999) “Ten commandments for motivating language learners: results of an empirical study” in the LTR journal ( (see the Articles section of this website for a copy) predates all Dörnyei’s more recent work, where he develops an “integrated theory” of motivation (see, for example, Dörnyei, Z., & Ushioda, E. (2011). Teaching and researching motivation (2nd ed.). Harlow: Longman). The authors say in the abstract “Two hundred Hungarian teachers of English from various language teaching institutions were asked how important they considered a selection of 51 strategies and how frequently they used them in their teaching practice. Based on their responses we have compiled a concise set of ten motivational macrostrategies, which we have called the ‘Ten commandments for motivating language learners’” It makes interesting reading because it seems very intuitive, almost obvious.

100 Things You Can Do To Improve Your English - Langports Hester is a teacher at Langports’ Gold Coast campus who has strong beliefs about education. She has set up her own website and blog to help her students. She has set up her own website and blog to help her students Her blog for this week is a list of 100 things you can do to improve your English. Using Kanban in the Classroom - Blog Introduction by LeanKit COO Jon Terry Many of you may know our next guest blogger, Patty Beidleman, from Twitter, where she’s well known in the Lean/Kanban community as @topsurf. She’s been a friend and inspiration for us at LeanKit since the early, early days of the company. We’ve been impressed by her passion for improving education through technology and for innovation with Personal Kanban — using both physical and electronic Kanban. She is actively working to export ideas from the IT Lean/Agile world into the education community, and we’ve been proud to help her.

How to get a distinction in your Delta module 2 Background Essays I suppose the title could be considered clickbait, but the idea is to try to help you to do well during Delta module 2. I got a distinction in my first three Background Essays, and imagine LSA4 (which is externally assessed) was up to the same standard. You can do it too, and I think the following tips and reading suggestions will help. There are two things that I think can help you do well at the Background Essays. The first of them is to read widely.

Books - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind So, what do you want to be when you grow up? That question may appear a little trite, but think about it for a moment. Are you--right now--who you want to be, what you dreamed you'd be, doing what you always wanted to do? aching For Schools Reading Time: 2 minutes. What does effective coaching look like, and how can coaching be introduced into schools? On Friday 15th September 2017, Chris Moyse and I will be piloting ‘Coaching For Schools’: a pragmatic training day for leaders of teaching and learning; for those interested in moving towards a coaching culture for observations. Goals and Techniques for Teaching Reading Instructors want to produce students who, even if they do not have complete control of the grammar or an extensive lexicon, can fend for themselves in communication situations. In the case of reading, this means producing students who can use reading strategies to maximize their comprehension of text, identify relevant and non-relevant information, and tolerate less than word-by-word comprehension. Focus: The Reading Process To accomplish this goal, instructors focus on the process of reading rather than on its product. They develop students' awareness of the reading process and reading strategies by asking students to think and talk about how they read in their native language. They allow students to practice the full repertoire of reading strategies by using authentic reading tasks.

English Grammar: KIND OF VOWELS – MONOPHTHONG & DIPHTHONG What is Monophthong?Monophthong is simply a vowel. The word monophthong comes from the old Greek language. Mono means one or single, and the -phthong means sound or tone. 8 Ways to Supercharge Google Docs with Drawings On the 8th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me… 8 Docs Drawings. Note: This post is part of my "12 Days of Tech-Mas" series for 2017. You can see all of the posts for each day as they get released in the main post here: "12 Days of Tech-Mas 2017".