Tag Archive: discussion


Challenge box


Who is it for? Teachers who teach Key stage 3, 4 and 5 students. Teachers and students who enjoy being creative with teaching and learning styles, techniques and strategies. Teachers who are prepared to take risks and who enjoy being inspirational in the classroom, laboratory and workshop! Outline of idea. The 'Challenge box' is a …

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Inspirational teachers, inspirational learners!

Inspirational teachers inspirational learners.

Who is it for? 'Inspirational teachers, inspirational learners' (by Will Ryan) is a book that should be read by all teachers.  The book itself is truly inspirational itself and a must have. Outline of the idea Essentially this is a book made up of 8 chapters that make you smile, ignite ideas, strategies and emotions …

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Co-created class notes – Mark Dawes


Who is it for? This idea is potentially usable with any class that needs to have notes to refer back to in future and which they need to learn and to use as a revision resource. It is particularly useful for pupils who do not find it easy to make notes for themselves. Outline of …

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“Well done for raising your hand!”

Who is it for? Useful at any level and in any context for encouraging and enlivening discussion during plenaries. Outline of the idea: I use this technique every time I need to enliven a plenary.  I pick a student, “Michael”, who I know from previous lessons is reasonably secure on the topic in hand but …

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