Is your classroom a battlefield or a playing field? This post looks at strategies for building a rapport with your students in order to create a positive climate for learning.
iDoceo is a massively powerful tool that has transformed the way that I work and has really helped me raise my organisation game to another level. In this post, I’ll help you get started and give you some ideas on how to make it useful.
The other day I came across an interesting little application called ‘Numerous’. It is available on both iOS and Android and as it’s title suggests, it is all about numbers.
Since joining Twitter about 2 years ago, I have come across hundreds, if not thousands of lesson ideas, resources and tips/tricks. Finding a solution to saving and organising these ideas hasn’t been an easy task… until now…
I was having a conversation with an NQT the other day about the importance of being around people you can bounce ideas off. My point being that unless you have people around you to force you out of your comfort zone, it is very easy to stagnate as a (maths) teacher. Often, just one teacher […]
Flipped classroom (from Wikipedia) Flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom model, students watch online lectures, […]
I recently came across this blog post by @RGS_maths where they shared some calculator tips. Many of these I had come across before but the one that stood out for me and got me all excited was number 5: Verify your algebra. To be honest, the only time I had ever come across the “VERIF” mode was […]
On the back of an earlier post on Transforming Functions, I thought I might share some other A/A* lessons I have taught recently. Please note, what has worked well for me and my students, may not work well for you and your students. The idea of the post is to give people a starting point […]
Now, don’t get me wrong, I live in the real world and I completely get that sometimes we just need a way of remembering how to do stuff. But over the past however many years, when I have picked up a year 12 AS maths class, the thing that has annoyed me the most is […]
Since many of our department use Smart notebook to create lesson plans on (we tend not to use Powerpoint very much, if at all), I thought it might be a good idea to have a template to help out with planning. I bundled this together as a first draft (based around my version of @TeacherToolkit excellent 5 minute […]