Rethinking planning – what if we plan not to finish? | missdcox

Whenever I think of lesson planning, it is usually in the form of filling the lesson time with a series of ‘activities’/actions that will happen during the lesson. The activities fit neatly into the time available. A trainee may ‘overplan’ or ‘underplan’ but most teachers get used to how long things take and adjust their … More Rethinking planning – what if we plan not to finish? | missdcox

OCR H573 Potential Questions… the very long list! | vardycharlotte

If you read the OCR H573 specification closely, you will see that under the content a series of issues which students “should have had the opportunity to discuss” are listed.  Reading between the lines, it seems that the wording of these issues might be used by those setting questions. Here is my very long list of … More OCR H573 Potential Questions… the very long list! | vardycharlotte

“Sorry Sir/Miss, I’ll stop doing it now”; Why we need to model responses for children | missdcox

This week I have been thinking a lot about how children speak whilst in school, especially how they respond in certain situations. I’m particularly interested when what they say isn’t polite or tries to justify poor behaviour. I’ve heard people say ‘it’s because they do it at home’. Of course, in some cases, this is … More “Sorry Sir/Miss, I’ll stop doing it now”; Why we need to model responses for children | missdcox

“Sorry Sir/Miss, I’ll stop doing it now”; Why we need to model responses for children | missdcox

This week I have been thinking a lot about how children speak whilst in school, especially how they respond in certain situations. I’m particularly interested when what they say isn’t polite or tries to justify poor behaviour. I’ve heard people say ‘it’s because they do it at home’. Of course, in some cases, this is … More “Sorry Sir/Miss, I’ll stop doing it now”; Why we need to model responses for children | missdcox

Impressively wrong- why Alfie Kohn’s advice on running rooms is not great | Tom Bennett

Enough is enough- it’s time to stop taking bad advice about behaviour when children’s futures are at stake Years ago I waited tables in TGI Fridays, where they used to run competitions for staff to see who could sell the most sticky, smoky meat and goldfish bowls of margaritas. Until one day the good times … More Impressively wrong- why Alfie Kohn’s advice on running rooms is not great | Tom Bennett

Year 2 Visit to Manchester Synagogue and Schul | Christopher Greenough

On 20th March, Year 2 students enjoyed a visit to the Manchester Synagogue and Schul, led by David Arnold. The visit was part of the fieldwork for the module on Judaism. David Arnold is an ambassador for the Jewish community, working with schools and universities. During the morning, David gave a talk on the Jewish … More Year 2 Visit to Manchester Synagogue and Schul | Christopher Greenough