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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 →

Progress: Ready, set, race!

One of my most recent lessons required students to understand how cold environments can be managed effectively. There was a large amount of content I wanted each student to get through during the lesson, all of which needed to be... Continue Reading →

Global atmospheric circulation

This week I had the pleasure of teaching 'Global atmospheric circulation' from the new GCSE specification. Although I wanted my students to understand this complex concept, I also wanted students to engage with the content and have an entertaining lesson.... 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 →

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 →

NEW KS3 assessment ideas (without levels)

The Geographical Association published a document called ‘An assessment and progression framework for geography’ at the beginning of 2016 (access it here), using this I have designed a number of rigorous assessments specifically for Key Stage Three. Each assessment incorporates a... Continue Reading →

Progress tracking

Progress is a critical aspect of any lesson especially when being observed. Here are a few of my tried and tested strategies: Strategy 1: Post it note tracking Students are each given a post-it note to write their name on.... Continue Reading →

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