It’s time for revision…

Some ideas we collated last year, let me know if you would like to contribute to them.

Two more collaborative presentations can also be found here.

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Other geography blogs.


Nice to be recognised on The Tutor Website. Amongst great company here.

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Volcanoes ‘v’ sheep


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Creative communication

A couple of creative ways to communicate with students in lessons, part of our MA session this week. Modelled by Sarah.


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Vandalism or creative revision strategy?


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2010 Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Revisited

I’ve never taught volcanoes at GCSE, so this will be interesting. As a case study of primary and secondary hazards I’m returning to Eyjafjallajökull. This is my starter…


I’ve adapted a topical resource that I made at the time…

This will be followed by a classification exercise, which I will do whole class by printing the statements A4 and distributing them around the classroom. Students can then note the impacts on the provided worksheet. I’ve also included a case study summary and an example exam question. The resources, without a couple of video clips, can be downloaded below.

Introductory PowerPoint 6.95mb pptx
Impact Statements 80kb pptx
Worksheet 128kb docx
Case study summary 60kb docx
Example exam question 17kb docx

Alternatively, you can download them from my TES resource page.

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Pixar Pitch

I spent part of the half-term reading Dan Pink’s new book ‘To Sell is Human’.

Don’t be put off by the title. Pink’s message is that selling is no longer the preserve of the salesperson; everyone is now in sales, including educators. Each day we sell our message to students.

One of my favourite chapters is about pitching. There are a number of ideas that could be used with students, particularly when summarising knowledge.

One that I’m going to have a play with, and is mentioned in the video, is the Pixar Pitch. The idea is based on the format of stories told within a Pixar movie. This week I’m going to try adapting it as a plenary activity.


I’ll let you know how I get on…

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The Journey

A nice day out walking around Sherwood Pines and being a child on the playgrounds. Captured this image: reminds me that any journey, whatever the age, can be tiring. Sometimes you need to stop and rest.

The Journey- Sherwood

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TES Resources

I’ve now started to add my resources to the TES site. My profile can be found here. I’ve noticed a couple of uploaded resources that look familiar; may as well share the originals this way as well. Smile

TES Teaching Resources

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Favourite quote from my latest read

Do not expect applause. Accept applause, sure, please do. But when you expect applause, when you do your work in order to get (and because of) applause, you have sold yourself short. When your work depends on something out of your control, you have given away part of your art. If your work is filled with the hope and longing for applause, it’s no longer your work—the dependence on approval in this moment has corrupted it, turned it into a process in which you are striving for ever more approval.

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