Category Archive: Group Work


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 Ways to Help Your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE

All of us who teach GCSE want our pupils to achieve the very best grades possible. But this isn’t easy. And there’s nothing out there which tells you how to make it happen. Or, at least, there wasn’t until now. Thinking about the problem of ensuring GCSE students secure high grades led me to ...

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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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Using Discussion in the Classroom to Raise Student Achievement

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Using Discussion in the Classroom to Raise Student Achievement

Discussion in the classroom offers students a means by which to take advantage of their existing strengths in order to make significant progress in their learning. Speaking and listening are integral features of human existence. They are a manifestation of our physical endowments. This is in ...

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Mike Gershon