Category Archive: Active Learning


50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work

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50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work

Group work is a fundamental part of outstanding teaching. It gives students a chance to work together and, in so doing, learn more than might otherwise be possible. But it isn’t easy to get right. We’ve all had moments when group work has gone wrong:  confused students; off-task behaviour; ...

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Think, Learn and Use Their Brains Brilliantly

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Think, Learn and Use Their Brains Brilliantly

It’s so important for students to use their brains effectively in school. If they don’t, they run the risk of not realising their potential. What is more, they simply won’t learn as much! This is a problem educators all over the world face. I was sitting thinking about it one day and then an ...

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques

Sometimes you just want something that you know will work. Something someone else has tried out. Something you can slip into your teaching as easy as you like so as to make things better. We have what you need! 50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques is a collection of tried and tested ...

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50 Quick and Easy Lesson Activities

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50 Quick and Easy Lesson Activities

Lesson planning can be tough. One of the hardest things is coming up with new and interesting activities for students to do. It can take ages to develop an innovative new approach. Sometimes it even takes ages just to remember a great idea we had a few months before. I’ve certainly been there ...

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50 Quick Ways to Motivate and Engage Your Students

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50 Quick Ways to Motivate and Engage Your Students

We all know that motivated and engaged students learn more. We also know that teaching is more enjoyable when our pupils are interested in the lesson. But how can we make sure this is the case? How can we ensure that enthusiasm doesn’t flag? The answers are here! You can find them in my new ...

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Raising Achievement: The Quick 50 Teaching Series

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Raising Achievement: The Quick 50 Teaching Series

Well here they are! My brand new series of books, the Quick 50 Teaching Series, are published; available to read and enjoy through Amazon. You can view them all here. I’ve spent the last couple of months working on these, hence the lack of new blog posts. The series came about as a result of ...

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Growth Mindsets

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Growth Mindsets

The work of the psychologist Carol Dweck has brought the idea of growth mindsets into public consciousness. Roughly, Dweck has proposed that two types of mindsets exist: fixed and growth. Individuals may possess only one, a combination of the two or they may find themselves operating from a ...

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