Category Archives: School

Wallpaper For A Classroom Makeover

If I had discovered this web site while I was still teaching, I would certainly have given my classroom a serious makeover. http://www.lovemapson.com  I love the different map collections you can choose from to select wallpapers that all geographers surely … Continue reading

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My Favourite Brain Breaks

Sometimes when I am working on a project I feel like taking a bit of a break. It seems to help relieve some tension, and refreshes my mind so that I can continue with the task at hand. In these … Continue reading

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Devon’s First Nature School

I was interested to read this week of a proposal to open Devon’s first ‘Nature School’ near Okehampton. The plans are for a combined nursery and primary school aimed at children aged 3 to 11 years on the ‘free school’ … Continue reading

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Poem For The Classroom

I recently came across this delightful poem on Twitter (source: @thebradmontague). Could it have a use in geography lessons on immigration? Perhaps it would be a good way to introduce a discussion on values, tolerance etc Let me know if … Continue reading

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Analysis of 2016 Geography GCSE and A Level Results

Time to reflect on the Geography exam results for 2016: GCSE: (Table extracted from jcq.org.uk) Main points: # GCSE geography entries increased by 7% with 15,958 more students choosing to study the subject compared to the previous year. # Geography … Continue reading

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Socrative App Gets Update

Tablet technology always played a major role in my classroom, and one of my favourite (free) apps to use with students was Socrative, a formative assessment tool that includes polls, live voting and quiz games. If you too are a … Continue reading

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Geography Skills

I came across this interesting graphic on Twitter a few days ago – courtesy of @refthinking. How many of the 2020 skills do you help to develop in your geography classroom?

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