The aim of this website
This website is being developed to help and support colleagues in the teaching profession. In this website I aim to provide teachers with the "Tricks of the Trade" that will help them to achieve the excellent lessons they know they can teach.This website is mainly aimed at secondary education, as this is where I work. It is designed for all those who need a little extra support, be they new in the profession or simply not getting the help that they need or ask for.
The articles can be accessed by "hovering" over the words at the top of the page and then clicking on the article you wish to read from the drop-down menu. Please forgive any blank spaces as this is a work in progress... and I am working on it in my "free" time. If you have any comments please can you let me know via the feedback form which can be found here If you want to see what others have already said click here.
Daily education paper can be found here
Thank you - I hope you find it helpful.
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A very simple collection of mindfulness and inspirational tweets.
Browse, enjoy and follow the Twitter users they come from
New blog post - "Why do I teach?"
A new take on homework.
Through topic homework for KS3, chunks for KS4 and module sections for KS5.
Making a difference...
What can you do in your classroom to make a difference?" & it is not just marking!The full article can be found here
Preparing for the year ahead
Tweaks and changes to the assessment folder / learning journal that was so successful for Chem AS/A2
Supporting students to succeed in exams
This is all about the steps that I take in my day-to-day teaching practice to support the best outcomes for my students in their exams.
The full article can be found here
A new series of short, specific and concise help guides, written by me on a variety of aspects of daily teaching practice:
here for the current list
Want to know when they go live - follow me on Twitter
Marking to support exam technique and literacy
This week I was at the most amazing school improvement meeting all about literacy across the curriculum. The really quick and simple win that I took away from it was this simple peer marking technique to support literacy and exam technique.
All you need is 5 coloured pencils....
Click here for the full article.
Elements of Outstanding teaching practice
Following recent lesson observations I am collating the feedback and what I have been doing that has been commented on as part of this.
All lessons that this information is coming from were graded outstanding and were taught under the current notice period of the day before.
What did I do, make sure I had a long term plan for these lessons, nothing different - just a shiny version of me doing what I do most days....
Full post can be found here
Blog post - How Twitter edu RTs can have a HUGE impact
Do you RT teaching and learning tweets on Twitter?
How can a Twitter feed impact on over 2 million students a year?
With a little simple maths find out on the blog post here
Lesson planning - take away menu
Quick and easy lesson planning menu, includes a checklist of what you need to make sure you include....
Click here for more subject specific ones
For all the #chemistry teachers out there may I recommend the RSC chemistry font for all our "interesting" symbols... http://www.rsc.org/education/font.asp
As a Science teacher I love "Sense about Science".
They are a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion.
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