Some Andronicus updates, and what’s coming soon…!
What’s coming up on the site over the next few months, you ask??? Here’s a quick update on what you can look forward to!
Quick and Effective Lesson Ideas #6 – Two fun ways to demonstrate student progress!
Over September and October I will be publishing articles on effective teaching strategies for trainee teachers and NQTs, offering brief (and, I hope, useful and practical!) examples of lessons, ideas, and resources that saved my bacon on more than one occasion! Previous article in this series: * In this final “Quick and Effective” article, I’d…
Quick and effective lesson ideas #3 – The Recall Challenge
Whenever I need to teach a large amount of dry content in a short space of time, the Recall Challenge is my go-to strategy. It’s engaging, highly effective, and turns “cramming” into a competition – and one grounded in solid pedagogical methodology, to boot!
Quick and effective lesson ideas #2 – The Research Review
The trick to guaranteeing that independent research is meaningful and worthwhile lies in equipping your students with the tools that they need to succeed: step-by-step instructions, clear aims and a sense of purpose, and guidance as to what they should be looking for. Enter… the Research Review.
Quick and effective lesson ideas #1 – Post-it Pass the Parcel!
This is one of my favourite variations of what Alex Quigley, writer of The Confident Teacher, calls “Post it note pedagogy”. The mileage of this task depends very much on the subject and the topic; while it may not be appropriate for everything on the curriculum, it works a treat when revising concepts that provoke…