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Progress: Spiders web

Progress is a critical aspect of any lesson especially when being observed. One of my tried and tested progress tracking strategies when facilitating group debates or discussions is the spiders web (recommended by¬†Isabella Wallace and Leah Kirkman authors of Talk... Continue Reading →

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Write like a geographer mat

Over the years I have taught many a student, and marked numerous examination papers (particularly for AQA) where students constantly repeat the question in their answer or begin questions with the same opening sentence e.g. The case study I will... Continue Reading →

Cartoon of a geographer

In the last few years I have found students transitioning between the primary and secondary curriculum to have a varied knowledge and understanding of geography as a subject. Whilst some students can demonstrate extensive geographical understanding, others can be polar... 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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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 →

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