Tag Archives: Modelling

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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Getting Great

Teaching is a creative profession, and at DHS we want our teachers to be innovative and excited about what they do – not stifled by an overly prescriptive approach to teaching.  We want teachers to takes risks and try new … Continue reading

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Excellence Visits

Over the last few weeks members of the SLT visited the lessons of some of our most successful departments.  We decided to take a rather different approach to how we usually do things like this.  Rather than the usual ‘Department … Continue reading

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