Yearly Archives: 2016

WORK it out!
Posted by
Posted in

WORK it out!

// Javascript URL redirection window.location.replace(“https://www.trythisteaching.com/2016/09/work-it-out/”);

Resources:

None

What to do:


After seeing the above tweet, I thought this could be adapted into a useful activity!
Students could spell a keyword and do the relevant tasks?
The tasks could be physical activities for a subject like PE or Drama or Music or handwritten tasks for other subjects.

Try it?

Variations:

Get students to make their own to give to their peers.

*NEW WEBSITE COMING* www.trythisteaching.com
Posted by
Posted in

*NEW WEBSITE COMING* www.trythisteaching.com

Hi All,

Firstly, many thanks for using this toolkit! I have always said it will be a free resource for educators/teachers by educators/teachers. 


I am currently working with my soon to be publishers CrownHouse Publishing in making a new bespoke website. Hoping to have this ready for September 2016!! Very soon…


It will take on the same theme as my upcoming book will. (Still feels so weird saying/typing that!) 


The new website will be easier to navigate, search and use! It will also have a more teaching related website name.

The website address will be www.trythisteaching.com

The website is not currently live, as background work is still being completed!


The aim is to redirect all blog posts/searches from this toolkit to my new one. So we will not be taking them down, just putting a re-direct in place. 


The theme of my book and website will correlate with the message i’ve shared in many CPD sessions, TeachMeets and INSETs; Try This… the concept of trying a new idea, refining it and then if it doesnt work ditching it. The idea does not have to be a hugely innovative or creative one. The basis is about trying something new and my website and book can hopefully give you something to try…



Thanks again for your support!


Google + Profile records my toolkit at having had over 5 MILLION image views. Blogger has recorded over 1 MILLION hits!

Posted by
Posted in

UK Conservative Party chairman says Brexit must be binding

LONDON Britain’s vote to leave the European Union must be binding, the chairman of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party said on Sunday, and the exit process will be started before the next general election. Patrick McLoughlin, who was made party chairman by new Prime Minister Theresa May last week, told the BBC’s Marr Show that the […]

5 Maths Gems #60
Posted by
Posted in

5 Maths Gems #60

Welcome to my 60th update from the world of Maths EduTwitter. Here I summarise some of the latest ideas and resources for teaching maths.

1. Perpendicular Gradient
I love this gif demonstrating the relationship between gradients of perpendicular lines, shared by Simon Pampena (@mathemaniac).

Geogebra fans will be pleased to see that Tim Brzezinski ‏(@dynamic_math) made ‘Slope Triangle

Posted by
Posted in

UK seeks to assuage global worries over path to Brexit

CHENGDU, China Britain’s new finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure from his peers from around the world, said on Sunday there could be more clarity later this year on how the country will exit the European Union. Several nations called on Britain during weekend talks on the world economy to explain how the politically fraught […]

Looking  Ahead
Posted by
Posted in

Looking Ahead

So how was your 2015/16? Careers have their ups and downs. This was the best year of my teaching career so far, thanks to a wonderful set of colleagues.

I got my new timetable on Friday which means I can now start thinking about what I need to do over summer to prepare for September. My school has increased the time allocated to maths for most year groups, so this is where we now stand in terms

In Depth
Posted by
Posted in

In Depth

Resources:

None- or the grid below?

What to do:

Get students to work out their answer in depth by asking them to:

  • Show it- Use physical resources, such as Numicon for Maths? 
  • Explain it- A written account of what the answer is and why/how?
  • Draw it- A visual representation of the answer
  • Prove it- A summary of ways the answer is justified
Image from Twitter-  “Used this concept map for the first time. Great for showing understanding.”


Idea taken from the tweets as shown here.


Variations:

Get students to create model answers to use a help sheets for others?

On One Hand
Posted by
Posted in

On One Hand

// Javascript URL redirection window.location.replace(“https://www.trythisteaching.com/2016/09/on-one-hand/”);

Resources:

Download resource from here.

What to do:

This support sheets helps students structure an answer that is well balanced. It was created to tackle exam command words such as ‘to what extent’, ‘assess’, and ‘evaluate’. Simply write the exam question in the box at the top (or leave it blank for students to write) and ask them to list points in each of the ‘hands’. This can either be on each finger (so 5 points per hand) or around the hand (see the template with lines on). Following this, students write their full answer in a paragraph with great confidence and a clear structure.

Variations:

Easily adapted for sociology and history to support their longer marked questions and support those with low literacy to structure their work.

Guest post by @GeographiaUK

Musical Feedback
Posted by
Posted in

Musical Feedback


Resources:


You will need to create images with speech marks including the lyrics of a song…

List of Number 1 UK top 40 chart songs here!

What to do:

Stick into students books, or put the image into a presentation, of a lyric from a song, which is asking for students to do something, respond to something or reply to something!?



Variations:

Famous lines from films?

Idea adapted from:

All Posts from This Month