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Tug of war

Inspired by a previous tweet from @HHPhilandEthics, I decided to trial 'tug of war' this week in two contrasting lessons. First of all, this strategy was used with my Year 9 students to explore various stakeholder opinions of globalisation. Students... Continue Reading →

Socratic questioning

I have recently been introduced to the concept of socratic questions, as a means of exploring ideas in depth. The concept of socratic questioning is to allow students to examine their ideas logically and/or to challenge their understanding further, linked... Continue Reading →

Walking talking exams

What is a ‘walking talking exam’? A walking talking exam is a strategy which teachers can use in a number of formats: Taking your students through the exam step by step whilst they complete each question following advise from the... Continue Reading →

Marking stickers

Stickers make marking students work quick and easy, with no need to write additional comments. In addition they prevent teachers from writing similar or even identical comments numerous times, for this reason marking stickers could be a simple solution to... Continue Reading →

Eighty fieldwork techniques

With increasing emphasis on fieldwork being a requirement from Key Stage 1 up to Key Stage 5, there will never be a better opportunity to introduce students to a range of geographical fieldwork techniques at a variety of contrasting locations.... Continue Reading →

Command word wheel

A command word wheel has the potential to assist students to understand in more detail various command words used in examination classes. Each section of the wheel includes the command word (e.g. explain), its definition as well as sentence starters for how to begin... Continue Reading →

Illustrated geography dictionary

A fellow colleague inspired me to create this resource due to low ability and EAL students struggling with key geographical vocabulary on regular basis. Designed for Key Stage 3 and even Key Stage 4 the dictionary includes a range of... Continue Reading →

Structuring 9 mark questions (To what extent, Assess and Evaluate…)

With the introduction of 9 mark questions asking students 'To what extent, 'Assess' and 'Evaluate' which demand higher order thinking skills. I have created a number of handouts for student to use as a writing frame based on the specific... Continue Reading →

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