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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 →

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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 →

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 →

Would you like fries with that?

This week my Year 11's made chips, but not in the traditional sense. Students were give a portion of chips and a wrapper template to either: Write and define key words, by the end they had a portion of topic... Continue Reading →

Marking stickers

Stickers make marking students work quick and easy, with no need to write additional comments. In addition they prevent teachers from writing similar or even identical comments numerous times, for this reason marking stickers could be a simple solution to... Continue Reading →

Are you finished?

I am sure we have all had, at some point in our careers, student(s) who complete a task before the rest of the class. However there may not be enough time for them to complete a challenge task which requires... Continue Reading →

Command word wheel

A command word wheel has the potential to assist students to understand in more detail various command words used in examination classes. Each section of the wheel includes the command word (e.g. explain), its definition as well as sentence starters for how to begin... Continue Reading →

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