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What are “communities of practice”?

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Source: youtube

Thoughts on what constitutes and characterises communities of practice and what is required to make communities of practice efficient and effective.

Playing games in lessons

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

Games are often used as motivators in lessons, but games shall not become the main focus. We are teachers and learning needs to be central to lessons.

Challenging students

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Source: N Brown

I believe in challenging students and having high expectations of everyone in the classroom. This is coupled with appropriate support and guidance. However, challenging pupils is not an easy task and must be planned for meticulously.

Teaching with artefacts

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

Artefacts can be used to get students interested in a lesson, but artefacts can do more than just represent an engaging hook. In this post I am discussing the use of artefacts in lessons based on questions that I have been asked in teacher training sessions.

Lesson planning: The hook, a good starter

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

It may look simple to deliver the hook but in reality planning for the hook should not be underestimated, after all you need something very catching to get your students' attention so they become interested in your lesson.