Quick Marking Grid

An always useful resource for marking a class set of books is probably all the more useful at present when working through a set...

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...

Passive and Active Revision

Many, including me, have found a Thursday Night Virtual Quiz to be a regular way of spending an evening (and as a marker of...

“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...

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....

Visual Retrieval Practice Activity

I recently observed a lesson with a great starter activity that had all the students engaged and was a clever way of mixing some...

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...

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...

The importance of making learning connections

Recently I saw a very good demonstration of the importance of making connections when it comes to learning, and how this can make knowledge...

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...