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Jail bars: Who’s to blame?

In 2015 I read a brilliant article in Teaching Geography (*shout out to Hannah Campion) whereby students are asked to solve a geographical enquiry based on the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013. This enquiry is ideal for developing problem solving... 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 →

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 →

NEW KS3 assessment framework (without levels)

After the 2014 National Curriculum changes resulting in the removal of levels for assessing pupils progress many geography teachers have been concerned with what to do next. As a response to curriculum changes the Geographical Association (2016) published a document... 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 →

Weather mystery: Why do our Facebook photos go to Sweden?

This  lesson requires students to make synoptic links between various pieces of information in order to answer the mystery question. Step 1: Categorising evidence Students categorise the statement provided. These can be categories such as climate, weather, economic, environmental. However... Continue Reading →

Geography display ideas

It is close to that time of year, OPEN EVENING, and therefore time to refresh displays. I have dedicated a large portion of my time over the last two years to revamping our department displays. I have included a photo... Continue Reading →

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