Quick and easy ideas to spice up your lessons, brought to you by @russeltarr. I teach History but many of these ideas will be transferable to other subjects too!
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Classroom debate / discussion strategies (18)
Classroom display ideas (20)
Classroom management, homework, rewards and sanctions (11)
Comparing, Contrasting (12)
Developing examination / essay skills (26)
Close reading, note-taking (7)
Essay marking (3)
Essay planning (9)
Source evaluation (10)
Gamification of testing and revision (26)
Online game generators (8)
Other games and strategies (18)
Group Work, student presentations, peer assessment (30)
Group work strategies (14)
Student feedback strategies (10)
Student presentations (4)
Helping students to conduct independent research (11)
Imparting knowledge to students (39)
Strategies for improving teacher-led lectures (14)
Teaching students a chronological narrative (8)
Teaching students about themes, personalities, issues of interpretation (13)
Linking, Prioritising (11)
Prioritisation diagrams (6)
Selecting, Concluding (12)
Formulating final judgements (11)
Selecting the final factors to focus on (1)
Transforming knowledge into creative outcomes (44)
Exhibitions, Books, Posters (14)
Summarising in essence (16)
WHEN? = particular strategies for tranforming chronologies (3)
WHO? = particular trategies for reflecting on key individuals (12)
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Sparks, branches and logs
Rubric Grids: Essay Marking Made Easy!
Balloon Debates: Templates and Tips!
Group Work Role Cards
“Secret Agent” – a great peer-assessment strategy!
Exhibitions, Books, Posters
Using a “TimeWipe” exercise to avoid anachronism and encourage empathy
“Rice above the statistics”: using grains of rice for data visualisation
“The Big Picture”: convert a new topic into pictures, then the pictures into galleries
The story of this topic – in 50 objects!
Collate “Historical Photobombs” into a short story to consolidate the ‘Big Picture’
Design a memorial to consolidate knowledge and understanding
“Design a DVD Inlay”
Make ‘Prejudice Maps’ to chart the cartography of ignorance!
Design a 3D Virtual Museum Exhibition
Design a children’s storybook