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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 →

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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 →

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 →

Rocks vs Food

Two key ideas within the new Edexcel A-level course require students to understand the geological structure and lithology based on its influence on coastal recession rates and landscapes. So this week my Year 12's explored the lithology of various rocks... Continue Reading →

Colour chart: Chains of reasoning

I am currently teaching my Year 10 students ecosystems from the new AQA GCSE (2016). With one of my first lessons being to explore 'The balance between components. The impact on the ecosystem of changing one component' (AQA GCSE Geography... Continue Reading →

Tectonic plate balloons

The first homework task of this academic year for Year 9 was to create and label a balloon to show the geographical distribution of tectonic plate boundaries. The objective behind this homework was to enable students to demonstrate their spatial... Continue Reading →

Request a ‘work’ selfie

I came across two tweets from @klbwood and @CA_Brown81 recently, and it just had to be magpied for my classroom! The concept is simple; students take a camera peg from the display and peg it over a page in their... Continue Reading →

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