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Hooking Students Before They Open the Novel

Let me paint a scene:  You are sitting in an English classroom.  Your teacher is walking along the front row, handing students a stack of torn paperbacks to pass backward.   1,270 more words

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Pokémon Go lesson

My colleague and superior who doesn’t want to be named designed a Pokemon go lesson. I asked him to upload it to the TES because I thought other teachers would love it, but he’s shy and scared of the internet, so I’ve asked permission to reproduce it here. 19 more words

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Artful Maths and the end of term

A rejected Harry Potter title, that.

Artful Maths is brilliant. Some lovely end of term activities on there. We’re running Curves of Pursuit as a session. 239 more words

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Lovely Don Steward Task

bits and bobs

Used with my year 10s on Friday. Interesting the different approaches. Some students dove straight into simultaneous equations. Some went for trial and improvement.

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Personal Stories Inspire Language Learning

Composing a short story about a life-changing event in his family from his mother’s point-of-view,  enabled Christopher Cindrich to fully explore how his father’s death had impacted him, his mother and family members.   67 more words


Constructions game

I hate teaching constructions. It’s so fiddly. Here’s a little game to make it a little nicer.

A little exploration of trying to make shapes using only lines and circles. It’s fun.

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Awesome Teacher Education Site

ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Comprising 125,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, and advocates from more than 138 countries—the ASCD community also includes 54 affiliate organizations. 80 more words