Here are 25 simple ideas you might want to do in the classroom. If you have any questions or would like to add to my next 25 ideas (to be posted later in the year), please contact me via the blog or by twitter (@tiddtalk). Enjoy!
1. Post it notes
2. Make a volcano cake
3. Country of the week – Shower curtain map
4. Tweet it – Summarise what you have learnt in 140 words or less
5. Model it with plastercine
6. Pop Up Models
7. BBC news clips
8. Thinking cards
9. Tidd News – create your own broadcast
11. Collaborative learning – passing the paper around adding more ideas
12. Create mark scheme criteria
14. Board games
15. Mystery backpack – where in the world using the clues inside!
16. Draw it
17. Blog it
18. 5 W’s
19. Washing Line
20. Computer Game pitch – Dragons Den
22. Living graph
23. Tidd Times
24. Emotive graph
25. Geography in the news
This is your last week to vote for the UK Education Blog Awards 2011. The last chance to vote is 30th April. I am very pleased to say that I have been nominated. Thank you to everyone who has voted for my blog.
Why do I write a blog? Since I started writing my blog in January 2010, I have learnt and shared new ideas from many different teachers. I really enjoy sharing ideas with other practitioners and learning a new technique or way of doing something. Sometimes we are left to our own devices and perhaps we should be talking and sharing resources on a more regular basis.
For the last few years I have found blogs a great source to further my understanding and learn new skills as a teacher. I have always said that a teacher never stops learning. Just like our students we as teaching practitioners are constantly learning new techniques on improving our methods we use in the classroom. This is part of the reason why I love teaching, it is never dull and is a challenge I relish on a daily basis.
If you would like to vote for a blog – please follow the link here on at the top right hand corner which will take you to the Education Blog Awards website to cast your vote. Good luck to all the bloggers out there!