Get students active whilst learning too!
Get students to isolate important sections of relevant images. Allows them to focus!
Resources:None!!What to do:I was lucky enough to have an INSET by Dylan Williams on the first day back to school this September! He demonstrated something, I absolutely loved!He said, do you realise in soap operas like Eastenders when the programme
Resources:Various!What to do:Inspired by this Cancer Research UK Tv Advert… I began to think what can I do… (As I am Muslim, I do not drink Alcohol.)So I challenge you educators to TRY-ATHLON.In September you must try the following things…12
Resources:Keyword listsBingo gridWhat to do:Hand students either pre-populated grids using ‘simple’ words, or using a wordlist provided ask students to fill in their grid. You must then use synonyms of those words. When a student finds a match they write that word
Resources:Lyrics of popular songsWhat to do:This idea is having listened to +Stephen Lockyer at #TMLondon! See here for the videos www.bit.ly/tmlondonaali.The idea suggested is to get students to correct the grammatical mistakes in everyday pop songs! How simple! Yet, really effective!For example: Students will
Resources:NoneWhat to do:Give your students a slip of paper with the sentence…
I wish my teacher knew…
Ask them to finish the sentence with:
Something about them; their home life? Something they find difficult? Enjoy doing?
Something about their
Resources:Willing volunteers and images!What to do:In order to spark interest and a love for art in and amongst your students try this…
Go around the school and place images of a pieces of work by various artists.
Resources:Some ideas here…What to do:This idea was one of many I picked up from #TMReading by AST Dr Love. He shared the concept of would you rather…For example…
Live without music or live without T.V.?
Eat a bar of soap
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Resources:NothingWhat to do:Teacher can present a series of statements on the board or read them out loud. The idea is for students to associate the clues to a relevant topic/keyword from the lesson.e.g:
Resources:A description/a piece of text.What to do:Students should sit back to back with each other.One by one they should read out their descriptions. Whilst one is reading the other is to draw what they hear.I have used this to get
Resources:The below video clips.What to do:Share these songs/raps/music/spoken word with your students in a spare 5 minutes, or as a starter/plenary.The topics discussed are related to being a global citizen. I have used many of the pieces in a
Resources:You need access to Twitters ‘trending‘ page. (Remember you can filter the trends to make them specific to you/your location.)Use this Twitter template created by @LessonToolbox here!
What to do:Scan through what is trending on the day of your lesson?
Google crowd outline.
What to do:
Use the crowd outline to carry out a number of tasks which involve gathering the opinions of others in the class. Each outlined body represents a body in the classroom.
Resources:Some images of thumb prints.
Image from http://artclassinspiration.blogspot.co.uk
What to do:Students can use this activity in a variety of ways. The idea is to make a large scale thumb print either A5,