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5 a day

A strategy which can be used as a starter, plenary and even for revision. Its primary purpose is to review previous lesson content as a means of interleaving. I like to give students an A5 worksheet containing five question boxes,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Graffiti tables

This recent strategy has been introduced into my teaching practice, and both myself and the students love it! Students are a little sceptical at first when told they are going to write on the table, some even asked if I... Continue Reading →

Revision pong

Two teams go head to head. Each team take turns throwing ping pong balls into the other teams up. When a ball lands in the cup that team must answer the question in the cup, but if they get it... Continue Reading →

Revision: Snooker

In pairs, students complete to pot all the balls gaining points - much like the traditional game of snooker. Pot a red then select a colour, then go back to red and so on... until all have been potted. Access... 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 →

Revision: Snakes and ladders

A popular and engaging way to summarise a topic or get students revising. Based on the classic game of snakes and ladders, students answer the question successfully to roll the dice and move around the board. The aim of the... Continue Reading →

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