2020-06-04

Guest post: Creativity in the Curriculum – An Exam Production-Line

In this guest post Dr Helen Ross reflects on the exam production line of our current school system.
2019-11-11

Teaching international students

I have been asked about strategies for teaching international students. In principle, we should continue focussing on group work and sharing experiences and thus building collaborative, reflective practices. So the strategies I am presenting here for teaching international students are merely a reminder of good teaching practice, as they will be beneficial for all students.
2018-04-09

Partnership in teacher education

This article is an example of student-staff collaboration within the community of practice of trainee teachers.
2018-02-19

Ableism in the curriculum

In this post, I explain what ableism in the curriculum is, and what we as teachers can do to counter ableism in the curriculum.
2017-01-28

Providing feedback for learning

Providing feedback is important to improve learning. So here are some examples for providing feedback that foster students' engagement.
2016-11-29

What’s your message?

In this post I am asking "What's your message?". This is about teachers' behaviours and attitudes and how students perceive these.
2016-09-21

Strategies for learning names of students

Strategies for learning names at the beginning of an academic year, and reasons for why learning names is important.
2016-08-26

Guest post: So we are all gifted and talented

Having read "Peak" guest blogger Craig Brown argues that gifted and talented provision needs to be reviewed.
2016-05-11

How to flip, so it’s not a flop

This post provides some guidance on how to organise your lesson to flip successfully, as to flip cannot be done thoughtlessly.
2016-05-02

Is flipped learning really all the rage?

In this article about flipped learning I argue that flipped learning should only be used as one teaching method amongst many others.
2016-04-04

Playing games in lessons

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.
2016-03-02

Using audience response systems for teaching

In my experience using audience response systems in secondary or higher education can improve participation and engagement amongst learners.
2016-01-19

Classroom management

The classroom is a place where learning happens and should be encouraged, therefore classroom management relates to the strategies a teacher can use to organise students' learning. According to Garrett (2015) classroom management can be considered in five categories: behavioural management and discipline, the layout of a classroom, rules and routines, the relevance of relationships and the importance of instruction. Good classroom management is proactive and about the students' learning.
2016-01-06

Assessment as a learning opportunity

Many teacher training sessions focus on assessment but we do not spend enough time on discussing assessment in the sense of marking student work. We do not discuss the impact marking has on the students' learning and the teachers' workload, nor do we talk about how we could make marking more meaningful for our learners.
2015-12-15

Challenging students

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.
2015-12-15

Pluralism lesson resources

Download the resources for the pluralism lesson from here.