10 Great Things | myenglisheffects

10 Great Things | myenglisheffects

Here are ten great things that I have spotted on Twitter (mostly through the amazing @Team_English1) and had a go at using in the classroom. Thank you to all the wonderful practitioners who have shared them! No doubt there are hundreds more brilliant ideas to try…Apologies if I have not credited the original inventor, such is the nature of sharing on Twitter!

#1 Picture revision grids: @HistoryMissS

Many students find visual stimulus really helpful for revision, so these are a perfect way to reflect on the key themes/characters/settings etc. from a text or source that has just been…

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Rejected ideas for ‘Get Into Teaching’ Christmas adverts | jamestheo

Rejected ideas for ‘Get Into Teaching’ Christmas adverts | jamestheo

Christmas advertising, we are told, has “hit a record high” this year, with a unparalleled £6bn being thrown at advertising agencies to produce that perfect television commercial for high street stores.

In recent years, these ads have become less like the 30-second showcase of a few tinselly gifts that they used to be and more a kind of feel-good mini feature film that tugs on our heart-strings so hard that our ventricles end up in our bladders and we need to spend Christmas drinking enough to float them back out again.

Not wanting to miss out on this gravy train, teaching authorities…

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Why I Love…Christmas in A Christmas Carol | susansenglish

Why I Love…Christmas in A Christmas Carol | susansenglish

The lovely @MrsSpalding asked for people to get involved in mini-lectures for English and I volunteered (not sure why, as I have never had any desire to record myself speaking or my face previously and I’m not sure whether I do now!). It has taken considerable time for me to get the nerve up to actually do this and I have now uploaded the video to the GCSE channel. Here is what I prepared in order to try and do this weighty topic justice. I hope that I haven’t repeated myself too much, or indeed left out some of the more significant elements of Christmas that Dickens uses in the novel. I…

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Radio Times Educational Supplement | nsmwells

Radio Times Educational Supplement | nsmwells

Bringing the Magic: BBC’s 2017 Christmas ident.

9.00am Carols from Michaelamas to Christmas

Enjoy the best traditional festive hymns and carols sung by the best school choir from the best school. Note how the children have learnt these best carols by heart from the best knowledge organisers rather than having scrappy hymn sheets to sing from, like those other schools do. They will be smiling too, but someone will probably be making them do that, I’m sure. Other schools have choirs and sing carols but these are the best carols and this is the best school choir.

10.00am Homes Under the…

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First of all, Christmas is a potential nightmare for autistic folk. The lights, noise, Slade, too… | Pete

First of all, Christmas is a potential nightmare for autistic folk. The lights, noise, Slade, too… | Pete

First of all, Christmas is a potential nightmare for autistic folk. The lights, noise, Slade, too many people squeezed into a front room, drunk people – it’s a recipe for utter misery for some autistic people, children and adults.  They will need, first and foremost, and escape route from any busy locations, especially places they’ve never been before. But it’s not enough to have a way out ready – people have to not make a big thing about them disappearing for a while!  Nothing is worse than the rest of the group making a song and dance of the fact you need some air. Ideally you should be…

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Why I Love…Christmas in A Christmas Carol | susansenglish

Why I Love…Christmas in A Christmas Carol | susansenglish

The lovely @MrsSpalding asked for people to get involved in mini-lectures for English and I volunteered (not sure why, as I have never had any desire to record myself speaking or my face previously and I’m not sure whether I do now!). It has taken considerable time for me to get the nerve up to actually do this and I have now uploaded the video to the GCSE channel. Here is what I prepared in order to try and do this weighty topic justice. I hope that I haven’t repeated myself too much, or indeed left out some of the more significant elements of Christmas that Dickens uses in the novel. I…

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http://ift.tt/2BuH3gx

Radio Times Educational Supplement | nsmwells

Radio Times Educational Supplement | nsmwells

Bringing the Magic: BBC’s 2017 Christmas ident.
9.00am Carols from Michaelamas to Christmas

Enjoy the best traditional festive hymns and carols sung by the best school choir from the best school. Note how the children have learnt these best carols by heart from the best knowledge organisers rather than having scrappy hymn sheets to sing from, like those other schools do. They will be smiling too, but someone will probably be making them do that, I’m sure. Other schools have choirs and sing carols but these are the best carols and this is the best school choir.

10.00am Homes Under the…

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