This week in our Teaching and Learning briefing, a Science teacher presented us with a ‘wave machine’. From our seats, we could see a long piece of… Read more “Strategy Nine: Edible Science (Light Waves)”
It’s no secret that vocabulary is essential to success in many areas at GCSE. At every CPD session, no doubt there is some mention of literacy across… Read more “Strategy Eight: Vocabulary”
In an age of webcam calls and FaceTime, with the ability to quickly and easily record footage and speak to people across great distances, it is far easier to invite outside parties in to our classrooms than it once was.
As discussed in Strategy Two: Scaffold and Stretch, fitting differentiation and challenge tasks in to lessons can often risk being tokenistic or losing meaning, especially if it’s… Read more “Strategy Six: Differentiated Outcomes”
This week’s strategy comes from Meopham School’s Modern Foreign Languages department. The ‘Star Cake’ is a strategy used to encourage students to build the most complex sentences… Read more “Strategy Five: A Star Cake”
This technique comes from our Science department. In this example, it has been used in a lesson on climate change but it could be adapted easily… Read more “Strategy Four: Before, Before, After After”
This idea appears in several different forms in our Black Book. Subjects ranging from English to D.T use this tactic in varying ways and it is always… Read more “Strategy Three: ‘Random’ Pictures”
For Meopham students, the Lead Lesson is a staple feature in Year 11 life. There are few things more scary for students than having to go in… Read more “Strategy One: The Lead Lesson”