Category Archive: Pedagogy


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 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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50 Quick Ways to Perfect Behaviour Management

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50 Quick Ways to Perfect Behaviour Management

Behaviour management is always a priority. Making sure students are well-behaved and focussed on learning isn’t easy. With some classes it can end up being just plain difficult take a look at the site here. There are lots of tools, techniques and strategies you can use, though. All of these are ...

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50 Quick Ways to Outstanding Teaching

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50 Quick Ways to Outstanding Teaching

50 Quick Ways to Outstanding Teaching is the first book in my new Quick 50 Teaching Series. The book is all about those things you need to do to teach outstanding lessons time after time. We all know how difficult this can be, and we all know how much we want to make sure our […]

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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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