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Write like a geographer mat

Over the years I have taught many a student, and marked numerous examination papers (particularly for AQA) where students constantly repeat the question in their answer or begin questions with the same opening sentence e.g. The case study I will... Continue Reading →

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Hurricane Irma tracking

This term I was finally able to use Kelly Campbell's (@K_M_Campbell) Tracking Hurricane Irma worksheet, previously shared on twitter. The worksheet involves a serious of tasks for students to complete throughout the lesson in order to understand the path and destruction Hurricane... Continue Reading →

Cross section of a hurricane pop-up

A pop-up cross section of a hurricane is one of my go to activities when teaching students the features of this particular weather hazard. Students use a pre-printed template and follow a series of steps to produce this interactive resource.... Continue Reading →

Request to retest

Last year Mrs Humanities (aka Victoria) shared this intriguing strategy as a way of offering students the chance to take responsibility for disappointing mark in assessments. As a result of failing to read the questions carefully, lack of preparation or... Continue Reading →

Mystery Christmas puzzles

Last year I took the time to develop a number of Christmas puzzles to give students the opportunity to practice grid references. For each puzzle students were required to colour various squares in with a specific colour. Once completed the Christmas... Continue Reading →

If geography was…

Out of the box questioning is a fantastic strategy to promote and challenge students critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills. 'If geography was...' is just one example of lateral thinking, as a means to describe questioning requiring out of... Continue Reading →

Interactive notebooks

An alternative way of presenting information learnt in class, offering students the opportunity to summarise their learning in a more innovative way. This approach differs from typical note taking as students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson... Continue Reading →

AQA generic mark schemes

Many departments have sought every opportunity, since the introduction of the new GCSE specifications, to embed as many examination questions into their curriculum as possible. The intention being to provide students with as much practice as possible running up to... Continue Reading →

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