How to implement project-based learning into your classroom

What is project-based learning? While we can and should integrate skill development in all our teaching, project-based learning is a particularly powerful tool to help develop higher-order skills. Project-based learning challenges students to engage deeply with a problem, exploring multiple perspectives and bodies of knowledge, to seek and apply a solution. The possible focus and […]

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Lost Time

Graham Elsdon looks at ways to help the new year 11 classes cope with post-lockdown English exam preparation The tentacles of the horrible virus are long and inevitably they have wrapped themselves around the world of education. Lives have been lost, the yearly rhythm has been lost and time has been lost. Leaving aside the […]

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Are we there yet?

Stones, close-up --- Image by © Ocean/Corbis

My students have finished summer exams and we are now in the half term of trips, collapsed timetables, university visits and various other extracurricular activities. This means that contact time with my classes becomes increasingly sporadic and random. Additionally, the lack of any impending assessment and the distraction of warm, sunny days (on occasion!) has meant […]

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