Monthly Archives: October 2014

Why teaching A-level is the best preparation for teaching A-level

Originally posted on The Chalkface blog:
I thought I understood A-level Maths until I started teaching it. ¬†As @magicalmaths tweeted the other day, we learn some of what we see or read and rather more of what we discuss or…

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Counters in a Cup (Help them stay on task)

In my NQT year, I was privileged to have the opportunity to meet with a teacher called Laura who was fantastic at groupwork. My head of department used to work at her school and felt that I could learn a … Continue reading

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Training my pupils

Rule number 1: Get them to listen to you. There are lots of times in a lesson where my pupils need to make the transition from working on a task to focusing on me. Today, I overheard a conversation between … Continue reading

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