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 (19)
Classroom display ideas (20)
Classroom management, homework, rewards and sanctions (11)
Comparing, Contrasting (12)
Developing examination / essay skills (28)
Close reading, note-taking (8)
Essay marking (3)
Essay planning (10)
Source evaluation (10)
Gamification of testing and revision (27)
Online game generators (8)
Other games and strategies (18)
Group Work, student presentations, peer assessment (31)
Group work strategies (15)
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 (17)
WHEN? = particular strategies for tranforming chronologies (2)
WHO? = particular trategies for reflecting on key individuals (12)
Classroom debate / discussion strategies
Re-enact a conference
Using “Knowledge Cubes” for hands-on discussions
Using the “Socratic Seminar” to improve classroom discussion
Balloon Debates: Templates and Tips!
Using ‘Boxing Match Debates’ in the classroom
Sock Puppets in the secondary classroom
Ditch Debates, Adopt Arbitration!
“Beat the Teacher” – Hotseating with an edge!
Make a Mask!