SMSC stands for Spiritual Moral Social & Cultural. These are areas that should be covered and more importantly embedded into any school curriculum. These are things that OfSTED are currently looking out for when they go into a school which wants to be classified as “Outstanding”. Spiritual Examples: beliefs, religious or not, showing interest and respect for people’s [...]
Archive for December, 2012
I love this teacher quote; Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions! A message that everyone needs to remember. ….. especially Mr Gove. Thank you tieks for the image.
Always start your day with a good morning to your classes. Tell them it is going to be a great day, mention the weather, talk about how brilliant they are, remind them that they matter and every day counts! It does not really matter what you talk about, the smallest interaction with pupils makes the [...]
One of the best hastags to follow as a teacher is the #edchat #ukedchat tags. Some amazing discussions and debates can be read and participated in every day. As a new teacher or trainee this is a hast tag or subject to follow. The #SLTChat and #MathChat conversation that happen every week are great CPD sessions [...]
I came across the quote your teacher hash tag on twitter that pupils are using to quote us teachers. We do say the most funniest things : ) Well, I was smiling until I realised that I had made it on the list not once but twice and both occasions misquoted!!!! : | Have you [...]
Whatever you decide as this year’s new years’ resolutions the main focus should be to change habits in your life. By changing a habit is to change an aspect of your life that your mind is so engineered to that you do things without you thinking about it. Below is a great TED video that [...]
I find the 1 minute physics videos make great starters to generate interesting discussions and debates. The “Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?” video is a funny explanation which engages learners before any lesson!
Always remember to thank a teacher No need to say anymore! In our hearts and minds! #alwaysremembertothankateacher The cartoonist Chan Lowe created the image on this post. He also wrote the following, on his blog: “Never has the dedication of the people who practice the teaching profession been spotlighted in the way it has over the past [...]
The Happy Birthday problem! This is a great way to start probability! I call it the Happy Birthday Problem and it can be done as a starter or plenary to engage students in the wonderful world of probability. I survey the class and test out the theory that if you have a class of at [...]
The 6 Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, as demonstrated through various episodes of Seinfeld. This would be a great video to use for CPD and twilight training sessions. You might not want to use the whole video but use various parts that could emphasise a point or two.
Recently, I was shocked to find so many websites out there that charge for the service of doing your homework by either doing it of pupils or giving them the answers . I have listed a series of websites below that offer a service to cheat on homework and give puoils the answers to homework [...]
Find help for exams or schoolwork The other day I caught a pupil cheating in a Maths exam in a very clever way! I thought I would share a number of videos that I have found on the web encouraging learners to cheat in exams. If this is shared with teachers than you can be [...]
This blog entry is really a warning to all teachers and exam invigilators about the product below. A very sly way in which to cheat and pass any exam! I caught a learner using one of these the other day but could not get any proof as the data was locked or deleted very quickly. BE [...]
This is a great video showing how we could possibly improve the teaching of Mathematics! A great watch! “Time for our Mathematics to change from Analog to Digital!” Someone always asks the Math teacher, “Am I going to use calculus in real life?” And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. [...]
This is a great Maths Starter or Plenary showing a visual proof of Pythagoras’ theorem. I normally show this after the lesson where I have shown learners an algebraic proof Pythagoras’ theorem. There are several versions of this proof available on you tube, one even using sand and can be found easily by doing a [...]