Philosophical storyplaying… Robots | Sara Stanley

  Starting with a story… The following dialogue was overheard whilst 4 boys were playing “space robots” Don’t get me, bad robot I’m not getting you, I’m downloading you. Don’t get my baby either Robots can’t have babies. I later read this conversation back to the group as a story to be acted out inside … More Philosophical storyplaying… Robots | Sara Stanley

Voice of Islam: Interviews about RE and Faith Schools | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

 “Voice of Islam Radio is a new Digital DAB 24hr radio station which offers news, views, discussion and insight on Islam’s Perspectives on the world today.” It is run by members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (<About>). One of the opportunities that I have been given as RE teacher who blogs/tweets/writes/speaks about the subject is … More Voice of Islam: Interviews about RE and Faith Schools | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

The Lifespan of a Textbook | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

I may be somewhat biased as a textbook writer myself, but I believe a good textbook is an invaluable resource in the classroom. There has been a tendency to put everything on a PowerPoint, which while cost saving, does mean students can spend all day staring at the whiteboard. I love to get students reading, and … More The Lifespan of a Textbook | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

20 ways to widen the ‘gap’ in your classroom | missdcox

Make homework optional Create resources for different levels/grades of students Only teach certain groups of students the tough stuff Take under achieving students out of one subject to catch up with other subjects Allow absence without any action Don’t make students catch up with work when absent Make judgments/decisions using student data/hearsay, before you’ve met … More 20 ways to widen the ‘gap’ in your classroom | missdcox

20 ways to widen the ‘gap’ in your classroom | missdcox

Make homework optional Create resources for different levels/grades of students Only teach certain groups of students the tough stuff Take under achieving students out of one subject to catch up with other subjects Allow absence without any action Don’t make students catch up with work when absent Make judgments/decisions using student data/hearsay, before you’ve met … More 20 ways to widen the ‘gap’ in your classroom | missdcox

KS2/3 Transition Knowledge Organiser: Religious Education | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

Each year, a new cohort of Year 7 students arrive. Some subjects have a National Curriculum, others are tested by SATs; there is some consensus about what students will know, and what they will not. However RE is very, very different. Our Catholic feeder schools will have followed Come and See, a Catholic programme of … More KS2/3 Transition Knowledge Organiser: Religious Education | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)