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Festive Quiz 2022
Here's our annual festive quiz!
New Free Online Student Course: Transition to Sixth Form
Transition to Sixth Form is a new, free online course from tutor2u designed to help students get their time in sixth form off to a flying start!
Producing Infographics for the Classroom
Infographics are a fabulous way for students to engage with data and the real-world. Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of them in the classroom.
Blended Learning: How to Use Powerpoint to Record Videos for Your Students
Lots of us are making videos to support remote learning - and PowerPoint is a really simple, effective way to make them. Here's how!
Some Tools to Facilitate Active Reading in the COVID-Disrupted Classroom
Looking for ideas on how to support and develop your students' reading skills when they are at home or sat at the back of the classroom and socially-distanced from you? Read on...
Make Your Lessons More Sticky!
Post-It notes, or sticky notes, are a great way to develop learning - and they can still be used in the COVID-proofed classroom and online!
Avoiding Death By PowerPoint - Some Practical Ways to Get More from Your Slides
PowerPoint doesn't have to be deathly - for those presenting and watching!
Rolestorming - a Debate and Discussion Approach for the Socially-Distanced Classroom
Rolestorming is a possible solution to the challenge of running debates in socially-distanced classrooms due to social distancing, sitting in rows, and hybrid learners. It is also a way to...
Two Truths and a Lie - Lesson Activity
Here's a simple, but fun knowledge retrieval activity that can be used effectively in both the classroom and with your students on a live online lesson!
How to Help Your Students Contribute in Online Learning Using Their Voices!
Many teachers have reported that their students struggle to engage in video-calls when learning remotely / online.
Blended Learning: How Mind Mapping Can Help with Knowledge Retrieval and the Development of Critical Thinking Skills
Mind mapping, or concept-mapping, is a great tool for knowledge retrieval and for helping students develop some critical thinking skills. Here are some thoughts on this technique which can be used...
Activities for Mixed Group Teaching - Part 2
Here are two more activities, drawn from the tutor2u vault, that could work for you if you are supervising sessions for mixed-year groups in your school.
Activities for Mixed Group Teaching - Part 1
Until the "new normality" of education settles down a little, secondary schools and colleges across the country will be open and running activities for the small number of children who will still...
10 Techniques for Retrieval Practice
This was Tom Sherrington's most popular blog entry of 2019 and it is easy to see why - a superb overview of varying forms of retrieval practice is covered here.
The long term value of an A* grade in GCSE Maths
Very important new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. 7 years after graduation men and women with A* in GCSE maths earn £7,000 more than those with an A in GCSE maths.
The A-Level Mindset
This new book has been receiving some strong reviews and recommendations in the EduTwittersphere so I thoughtI would post a couple of links.
Lucy Kellaway writes her own end of term report
The former FT journalist Lucy Kellaway has reached the end of term and here she reflects on how she - and the remainder of her Now Teach colleagues - are faring during their training year. A great...
Student exam performance inspired by Queen of Katwe movie
Watching a movie featuring an inspiring role model made it more likely that Ugandan school students would pass their national exams and get into university. Female students saw the biggest...
The Big Classroom Experiment
The Economist ran a feature this week on the rise of randomised controlled trials in many UK schools and college. A growing number of schools now have their own dedicated teaching and learning...
Assessment - relying less on data and more on teachers’ judgment
The majority of teachers have excellent knowledge of their students, with or without the data - so argues Tom Sherrington in this article that offers sage advice on improving the quality of...
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