Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mad Maps That Mesmerise

I have spent some time discussing the last blog about immediate lesson impacts with my students, and they have given me a lot of valuable information about what engages them with lessons when they enter the classroom. My Geography students expressed their love of … Continue reading

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Six Stunning Seconds

Following the last blog, the SMCC Geography Department has given consideration to the ‘Six Second Rule’ when planning engaging starters to lessons. This premise recognises the belief that people make decisive gut-feeling judgements in an initial six second window – … Continue reading

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Effective Learning Episodes – Primacy and Recency

One of my roles in school is to support teachers in the planning of outstanding lessons. I particularly enjoy working on this issue with student teachers and newly-qualified teachers, and recently, I was discussing the idea of planning ‘learning episodes’ … Continue reading

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