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GA Conference 2015 ‘Teachmeet’: Mr B’s Magical Mystery Matrix – A Geography Smorgasbord

One of the highlights of the 2015 Geography Association Conference at Manchester was the inaugural #gaconf15 Teach Meet. I was lucky enough to get a slot to share some ideas, and (as promised to the audience) this blog expands upon … Continue reading

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Further Adventures With The I Pad – Jurassic Coast Investigation

The availability of I Pads has helped to transform learning in my classroom this year. In September’s blog, I outlined how I had introduced a year eight group to a new method of study – and following some particularly encouraging … Continue reading

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Volcanoes, SOLO, and I Pads

The year eight group on my timetable this year were meeting me for the first time, so I was keen to try to capture their interest right from the off. After completing a quick ‘mental map’ lesson (outlined in August’s … Continue reading

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Time To Plan Those First Lessons Again …..

As the summer break comes to an end, teachers all over the country will be thinking about their first lessons with their new classes. Here are my plans for my key stage three groups. For the new year seven students, … Continue reading

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Hooking the New Year Seven …….

A while ago, I blogged about an outline for a lesson building on Alan Parkinson’s original ‘landscape in a box’ idea (see March archive). I made a few adjustments and added some new ideas before using this for my first … Continue reading

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A New Twist On Landscapes In a Box

Back in 2010, Alan Parkinson wrote an article in ‘Teaching Geography’ about this fantastic teaching idea – landscape in a box. The activity involves students constructing their own representation of a landscape inside a food take-away carton, a shoe box, or something similar. … Continue reading

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