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What impact will using RAG mats have on the engagement and the focus of Year 11 students (particularly disengaged boys)?

Subject Area: Media Teachers: Gemma Gray (GGR), Clair Denman (CDE) Enquiry question What impact will using RAG mats have on the engagement and the focus of Year 11 students (particularly disengaged boys)? Planning We knew that students were not engaging as well at the start of Media lessons, particularly at the start of lessons in … Continue reading

Maximising Learning Time: Effective Lesson Starts

As February starts, teachers with examination groups across the country suddenly become acutely aware of the passage of time; seconds, minutes, hours, lessons, days, weeks, months; no matter how you measure it the looming examination season tends to sharpen focus on what has been done and what there is still to do when supporting students … Continue reading

Connect: quick out of the blocks!

At Oriel we aim to plan our lessons in four key stages: Connect Activate Demonstrate Consolidate The aim is that each stage builds effectively on the last and that also each lesson fits into a scheme of work that follows a similar pattern, with learning being built so that at the end of an individual … Continue reading