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Active Listening

Alice Hanbury took the reigns of the Thursday Morning Thriller on 11th June.  She told us about her experiences as a trainee RE teacher when the concept of a talking teacher was considered to be a very bad thing.  How many of you remember the phrase “Too much teacher talk” ? In a very astute observation, … Continue reading

Effective application of the accelerated learning cycle to lessons. Thursday Morning Thriller 8th January 2015

We had a great start to the Thursday morning thriller in 2015 with a full house and the promise of some inspiration for lesson planning from Science supremo Jack Swales! Last January we had a redesign of our lesson planning methodology with the aim of increasing the freedom that teachers had to plan and also … Continue reading

Activate & Demonstrate: First thinking to best thinking

Often when I am engaged in dialogue about lesson planning with colleagues a similar question arises; something along the lines of: “I understand the concept of the connect and consolidate elements of the plan for learning but am struggling to differentiate between the activate and demonstrate elements. Help!” I often wonder if this is a … Continue reading