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The Art and Science of Socratic Questioning

Picture the scene: it’s last period on Thursday, you’ve just finished a little section of teacher talk followed by directing students to the next task and a hand at the back lazily rises: “Sir, I don’t get it!” The temptation might be to rephrase your explanation, point the student towards a buddy or back to the task instructions or just tell them the answer. 805 more words


Classroom Slumps and Pedagogy Fun

I was planning to write this post on teaching texts written in languages other than English, and while I still want to write that post soon, another idea has been in the back of my head for the past couple of weeks. 1,188 more words

Course Planning

Barbarian Laws and Role-Play Games

A short conversation arose on my twitter-feed the other day, about the potential to use a table-top Role-Play Game (henceforth, ‘RPG’) as a medium for teaching medieval history. 1,919 more words

Lombard Law

What Does Connected Learning Look Like?

Connected learning holds the promise of re-invisioning what education can look like.  In many ways, we have talked about the ideal of connected learning for years, but it wasn’t until the advent of the internet and social media, in particular, that we have had the tools to make it a reality.   289 more words


More. Less. Better. Clever. Here in the Hay Day of Further Education.

A former colleague of mine retired about ten years ago. When I asked him why he was leaving, he replied with one phrase.

“The halcyon days of FE are over,” he said. 768 more words

FE Blog

3 Good Tools for Creating Rubrics

A good rubric can help students understand what is expected of them and it can help teachers score students’ assignments consistently. Over the years I’ve tried a variety of tools for crafting rubrics. 320 more words

Three Ways to Share Bundles of Links With Students

Trying to get all of your students to the same set of websites at the same time can be a frustrating experience for you and for them. 422 more words