Tag Archives: Modelling

Why Modelling?

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by our Director of Science, Steph Temple.  Steph started the session by apologising for her powerpoint and saying that she wasn’t much of a powerpoint person…which probably explains why she was leading this session! … Continue reading

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Why playdough is not the way forward when teaching geography

Many thanks to Durrington geography teacher Hannah Townsend for this post, where she reflects on the importance of challenge and high expectations in KS3. * I recently read a post on a GCSE geography teachers’ forum asking for advice about how … Continue reading

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Powerpoint – to use or not to use?

The educational twittershpere can be a very strange place.  Over the weekend there was a flurry of discussion about powerpoint – whether it was useful or not for teachers.  Who would have thought that powerpoint could bring about such a passionate response…especially on the first … Continue reading

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Teaching Talk – Dave Hall on Modelling and Student Buy-In

In this episode of #TeachingTalk, drama teacher, Dave Hall talks about how he uses modelling and his passion for his subject, to enthuse students about drama. TT5 David Hall – Modelling and Student Buy-In from Jason Ramasami on Vimeo. Produced … Continue reading

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Two conversations about the front of the classroom

Last week I had two conversations about the front of the classroom, that I think are worth sharing and thinking about. The first was on a street corner, outside the school, whilst I was on duty before school.  Sue Wolstenholme, … Continue reading

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Using Desktop Cameras

Last night’s 15 minute forum was led by history teacher Jack Tyler.  Jack has been using an IPEVO desktop camera in his lessons this year, so shared his experiences.  The device is very simple to set up and simply sits … Continue reading

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Modelling: how, why and what can go wrong

The DHS 2015-16 15 minute forum programme was kicked off tonight, with Andy Tharby talking about modelling. In his first year of teaching, Andy taught a top set Y11 class.  He worked his socks off for a year, but come … Continue reading

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