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Observation Reflections 3/3: Being Observed

The final thing really was the process itself. Happily for me, and for the person I observed, things were fine. No concerns, no problems, no anxieties. 612 more words

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Observation Reflections 2/3: Embedding

The second thing that came out of my recent observation was a discussion about embedding. Anyone working in FE these days knows about embedding. Embedding maths, embedding English, embedding British Values, Prevent, equality and diversity, and probably a couple I’ve forgotten. 690 more words

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Teaching 'Changing places' at A level

In the most recent edition of the Geographical Association’s journal ‘Teaching Geography’ I write about the variety of ways that my students engaged with the ‘Changing places’ element of the new A level Geography specification outside of more conventional classroom activities. 54 more words

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What do you think about silent working in your art classroom? Preferable at all times? Maybe just during a test? Does a silent class show your classroom management skills or have you just bored the life out of the students (somewhere in-between?). 1,001 more words


Developing Great Writing Pt.1 - Contrasting Ideas

Over the past few years I’ve developed a number of academic sentence structures to use with my students in an effort to improve their writing. I started with generic structures – I had supporting whole school writing in mind – but more recently I’ve developed more subject-specific sentences. 564 more words

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A wise person once said, “We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.”   As we reflect on our own teaching experiences, are we receptive to critical feedback? 26 more words


A boy like Jermaine

If you’ve ever had to deal with an angry pupil during a lesson, you’ll know how important it is to have a rapid-response system in place that quickly de-escalates the situation. 1,846 more words