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Scrapbook: The Traveling Book

Few projects leave me with this feeling of accomplishment as the Scrapbook did. I have Reinhard Marx to thank for it. He, along with a colleague, came up with the idea of creating a book that would travel the world – literally. 698 more words


Why Is This So Hard??

I sit here, staring at a blank page, trying to come up with something to write about. I like math, it should be easy to talk about, right? 595 more words

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A ‘Sharing best practice’ post by Richard Noibi (Mathematics)

Reading time: 2 minutes

When we speak of interventions in education, particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy, we typically think of large scale initiatives.  426 more words


Are you a discussion 'Log or Hog'?

I love planning my summer term lessons because it is the time to re-connect with your subject and take your students down a journey of interesting tangents and topical themes, that the new spec AS content just does not give time for. 346 more words

Teaching, Learning And Assessment

More creative displays and success criteria

We’ve been doing a module on travel. Last week, students wrote about their most memorable trip. Here’s the latest (sunny) display. I need to mount this on some nice coloured card and frame it a bit better, but I was really impressed by the students’ work! 158 more words


A lesson, focused on character description, using an excellent app

I recently did a lesson which had a focus on character description.  For my starting point, I used the short film, ‘Junk’.  You can find the video below (thank you to… 183 more words


How to encourage trainees to try new things!

I love delivering teacher training! As trainees approach the end of the year and have trialled lots of different pedagogy methods it is sometimes beneficial to ask them to go out of their comfort zone and trial something new. 47 more words

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