International Women’s Day 2018- Lesson Ideas

March 8th marks International Women's Day. A Day to Celebrate females all around the world as well as raise awareness for inequalities that women face. What is it? International Womens DAy (IWD) started when in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote. It … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2018- Lesson Ideas

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#PedagooFriday Reciprocal Teaching

Reciprocal Teaching

Recently two colleagues taught me all about Reciprocal Teaching as a way of encouraging literacy in the classroom. Each member of a group is given a different role, Predictor, Clarifier, Summariser or Questioner. All group members are given a piece of text to read, with each of them looking at a different role within this, … Continue reading #PedagooFriday Reciprocal Teaching

Co-Operative Learning

Following a colleagues excellent twilight session following her attendance at the Co-Operative Learning Academy. The RMPS department has made a commitment to embedding co-op learning into our curriculum. We have introduced the idea of co-operative learning to the class and we have talked about   what makes an effective team. Using a clip from the … Continue reading Co-Operative Learning

New (and improved) Bloom’s Wall

Told You I was slightly Bloom's Obsessed.  So as previously blogged about, one of my first things I did when I got my very own classroom, was make a massive Blooms Triangle for my wall. This is it here when it was first put up, throughout the year I got pupils to add different skills … Continue reading New (and improved) Bloom’s Wall

Jaffa Cake Lesson

This is a lesson idea, that was shared with me by another RMPS teacher. I felt my pupils needed to fully understand how to really answer exam questions and know the difference between describe and explain questions. I firstly gave the pupils different sentence starters that our wonderful Principal Assessor created, with sentence starters that … Continue reading Jaffa Cake Lesson

EAL Keywords

Inspired by a post by @mrshumanities showing keyword cards and in a bit of a dilemma as to how best support my EAL pupils. Today I spent a double period, whilst expertly covering an Administration class creating these handy cards, with some of the keywords we use in humanities in S1. I am hoping they … Continue reading EAL Keywords

Bloom’s Taxonomy

It's safe to safe, I love Blooms! I think Blooms is a brilliant way for teachers to ensure they are helping pupils progress as well as students can identify their skills easily. I love blooms so much, one of the first things I did when I got my new classroom was paint a massive triangle … Continue reading Bloom’s Taxonomy

Co-Operative Learning

Recently we watched a few documentaries on the Life of Mohammed in National 5 RMPS. These were packed full of information that we decided we would like to share our learning. We started with one big piece of paper and gathered round a large desk. We then each took a different coloured pen and started … Continue reading Co-Operative Learning