Teaching idea

Interesting, and often quite general, teaching ideas.

Pick 'n Mix writing task

Submitted by Ruth North on Tue, 2017-06-20 20:50

Literacy: GCSE English, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.7, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2

I’m using this activity to give learners a writing frame for a piece of creative writing. I want them to really think about purpose of text when they are creating it, so they have to pick the format, style and tone of their work and plan it out.

Decimal multiplication connect 4

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Fri, 2017-06-02 17:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.5, N2/L2.6

Resource type: Game, Teaching idea

Level: L1, L2

A game for 2 players to help with multiplying decimals with or without a calculator.
Learners take turns to choose 2 numbers to multiply, then cover up the answer on the grid. This continues until a player has 4 counters/initials in a row(diagonally, horizontally or vertically).
Prompts can be used for learners to pick a target answer and to try to work out which 2 decimals are going to give that answer.
Editor’s note
Laminate for re-use. A great game.

Work & Leisure pack E2-L1

Submitted by Sandy Fleming on Mon, 2016-10-10 10:24

Literacy: Functional Skills English

ESOL: General ESOL

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A huge and extremely comprehensive pack of resources. Written for ESOL learners but many parts are also suitable for Functional English and/or Job Skills groups.

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: ESOL Listening, ESOL Speaking, ESOL Reading

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Teaching idea

Passage to IndiaPassage to IndiaThese lesson activities are based on scenes from David Lean’s 1984 film, A Passage to India. Topics relating to culture, integration, separation, race, ethnicity, identity and humanity can easily be raised and discussed via the materials and the film scenes. There are many ways of using this original material and the suggestions are just activities that have worked with L2 and [even] L1 students.

Homemade L1 Functional Maths revision questions

Submitted by Hannah James on Wed, 2016-05-11 23:28

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Resource type: Revision material, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

A set of questions created by a small group of Performing Arts students studying Level 1 Maths.
The questions were made up during their pre-exam revision sessions.
Some questions are not quite what you’d expect to find in the real exam!
Many topics are covered include ratios, metric measures, area & perimeter, time, percentages and money.

What have I learnt today? Self-reflection tool

Submitted by Allison Rice on Sun, 2016-05-08 20:35

Pre-entry: SLc/M7.2

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond, Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Teaching idea, Tracking or mapping

This is a simple resource that has proven to be a very effective motivational tool with pre entry to level 2 learners.

Capital letters consequences game

Submitted by Ruth North on Fri, 2014-01-17 11:23

Literacy: Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4, Functional English - writing

Free tags: consequences, fun

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Ice breaker, Teaching idea

A recap game to practise applying knowledge of when to use capital letters. Learners supply names, dates, places and objects to create a mis-matched story.

It could also be used as an icebreaker.

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables

General: Study Skills and General Teaching, Staff development

Level: L2

Resource type: Teaching idea

This study considers the emerging issue of consciousness in pedagogy both theoretically and practically. It examines why this issue is of fundamental significance for teaching and learning. Basic assumptions are clarified and the psychological and philosophical fundamentals of consciousness theory explored.

Some surprising and counter-intuitive conclusions are reached. It is shown that in the partnership between consciousness and unconsciousness the latter is likely to be senior.

Listening Skill or How to learn phonemic awareness.

Submitted by Hugo Kerr on Tue, 2011-12-20 13:50

Literacy: Decode, Apply strategies to spell correctly

General: Study Skills and General Teaching, Staff development

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Teaching idea

The need for deliberate teaching of phonemic awareness, and a means of doing this.
A research paper followed by a useful step by step method.

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