Monthly Archives: December 2014

Top 10 school trips

In 3 months time I’m leading a sixth form educational visit to New York and Washington. Here are my top 10 school trips so far as a teacher. 1. Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia – 2007. Overnight train, Folk show, … Continue reading

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10 quotes and acronyms I use in teaching

1. SCOPE. For when students self assess their work they check for Spelling, Capital letters, Organisation of work, Punctuation and then they Edit their work. 2. The bridge of analysis. Analysis is like a bridge. It needs good evidence to … Continue reading

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The worst jobs in history

The channel 4 series ‘The worst jobs in history’ is a great programme and inspired me for some of my favourite lessons on the Industrial Revolution. In the lesson students are presented with a wide variety of industrial jobs ranging … Continue reading

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Siting a Norman Castle

I first taught a lesson on where to site a castle back in 2001 in teaching practice. Sometimes, the classic lessons are the best. My talented sister-in-law created an improved version of the map a few years ago. It’s a … Continue reading

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