Monthly Archives: April 2020

Stopping Cues

A couple of years ago I was mentoring a year 11 student during their EPQ about the effect of technology and mental health. One...

Topic sentences / subordinating conjunctions

Quick Grammar Lesson: (stick with it!)  Rule 1: A conjunction is a word that can join two sentences. I went to the shops. I bought a jacket....

A Novel Idea

There’s a line in Star Trek: Next Generation where a character decrees “You are free to execute your laws and your citizens as you...

Having fun with Analogies

I’d stumbled across an article about If every Premier League team was a Game of Thrones character, who would they be? Which is a...

“But, Because, So” – Expanding writing and thinking

A great technique for helping all students regardless of ability to expand on their writing and also to develop their thinking on ideas is...

Screencasting Options

During this period of remote teaching, it may be that some of you wish to explore the idea of screencasting.There is plenty of software...

Teaching from Home podcasts

For anyone interested in listening to how other teachers / schools are navigating the implications of Coronavirus / teaching from home, it's well worth taking...

Visual Learning Journey

Recently I’d written a post about how Visual Retrieval Practice could work as a great starter (or any other part of a lesson) to...

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