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Connect four 9-1: Revision

A new revision resource updated for AQA GCSE Geography 9-1. A popular and engaging way to summarise a topic or get students recalling previous knowledge. Based on the classic connect four game, two students answer must answer a question successfully... Continue Reading →

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Revision pong 9-1

A new revision resource updated for AQA GCSE Geography 9-1. A set of revision pong sheets complete with topical questions and forfeits. Set up a typical 'beer pong' table with cups at each end. The revision pong sheets can then... Continue Reading →

Challenge grids 9-1: Revision

A new revision resource updated for AQA GCSE Geography 9-1. These challenge grids are designed for students to select questions in order to accumulate points, each question varies with difficulty in line with new GCSE style examinations. The aim is for... Continue Reading →

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 →

If geography was…

Out of the box questioning is a fantastic strategy to promote and challenge students critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills. 'If geography was...' is just one example of lateral thinking, as a means to describe questioning requiring out of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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