Summertime reading

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Late July and August, you’ll often find me settled in a deck chair, enjoying the sunshine and summer breeze on my skin, cool drink in one hand, book in the other.  Bliss!  The book will almost certainly be a psychology title, and every so often it leads me to reflect upon and ponder life a […]

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Publishing the whole Kit and Kerboodle (or three things I’ve realised about digital resources)

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Over the last two-and-a-half years, I have been the lead editor for Oxford’s The Complete Companions for AQA Psychology Kerboodle . As we launch the remaining resources for the Year 2 options this month, I thought now would be a fitting time to share three particular things we’ve learned. Trialling with teachers is the way forward Back in the spring of 2014, […]

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Student presentations: why they’re vital and how to build them into your SoW

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Some students relish the opportunity to hold forth to a captive audience, whereas others may be more reticent or suffer from serious performance anxiety. Either way, I think all students should be encouraged to give regular presentations in their A Level lessons. Why? Giving presentations is an essential life skill that our students will need […]

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