We’re doing a session at OUDE tomorrow to help the interns approach their second, shorter teaching practice in a new school. One of the sessions is on classroom management. I was pointed to this excellent video by a colleague!
We’re about to start the last term of my time as a tutor on Oxford Uni’s History PGCE. It’s been quite an experience, and although I’m looking forward to congratulating the interns at the end of the course, and I’m
As you might know from my last post, I made various presentations today at the University of Reading Institute of Education about using ICT to teach history. I think it went well, and I’ll find out later when I see
This is the last post I’ll make about the really excellent SSAT conference I attended a week ago on “Raising achievement through embedding learning technologies”. At this conference I met some really interesting people and heard some enthusiastic and engaging
At OUDE we’ve been having lots of discussion about ‘ability’ (note the irritating social science ‘quotation marks’). This has given me the excuse I’ve long looked for to read (parts if not all) of a book called ‘Learning Without Limits’
Somebody is reading! Ali from Rohampton sent a very nice comment, which I’ve only just picked up.
We’re getting to that time of year again when year 12’s are leaving. In the past I’ve done a questionnaire to find out how my teaching has impacted on their learning, whether they think that there’s anything I should be focusing on. This year I disposed of the questionnaire and instead we had a slice of cake and discussed what makes a good A level teacher. I typed the results into bubbl.us (because I love it!).
The causes of World War One.
Well, i am writing this today and not yesterday – as my internet is still broken, after being fixed for a grand total of 12 hours i am now thinking perhaps ICT depends on a lot of things – and this happens to include an expensive help line.
I have to be honest, I started to forget the golden rules we decided on at the start of this project. I am in the process of constructing an ICT lesson on trench warfare, the likes of which the world has never seen! Dramatics aside the lesson I started to plan lacked the one thing that we promised ourselves it would not lack, and that was a strong learning outcome. I started to ramble on about parts of the trench, put in links to other sites and gave them activities to do. However, I did not stop and think why are they doing this?