Completely free, downloadable, stock music.

Often, in lessons, I need free music for my class to include in videos or presentations.  But it's really difficult to find!  You either have to watch adverts or sign in and then get spammed! Here are 3 great websites in which you can search for the type of music you want and then download … Continue reading Completely free, downloadable, stock music.

Overcoming Problems With Online Learning Tools.

Problems arise in the classroom.  How can we overcome them?  Technology is often the simple solution. So, let’s talk about some tricks to facilitate a learning process. Problem: how do you connect learners? Studying process doesn't go well all the time, so getting an support from an expert or peer is a real advantage; they will … Continue reading Overcoming Problems With Online Learning Tools.

You HAVE To Try Black-Out Poetry.  

I recently saw a great idea on Pinterest: black-out poetry.  When I tried it with my class recently, it worked really well; my students enjoyed the lesson and it was particularly effective at developing their word selection skills. How do you do it? 1) Find an old fiction book. 2) Rip a page out for … Continue reading You HAVE To Try Black-Out Poetry.  

Get students learning by MAKING quizzes instead of TAKING quizzes.

QuizPedia is a fun and engaging learning tool that can be used in primary education and onwards. And it’s free! How is it different to a typical quiz making tool? Quizzes aren’t new to the classroom but QuizPedia’s approach is. We flip the tables and transfer the task of making quizzes from teachers to students. … Continue reading Get students learning by MAKING quizzes instead of TAKING quizzes.

How To Develop A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom

I recently did some staff training about developing growth mindsets in the classroom. To prepare the session, I created a survey for the teachers in my school, using the website Typeform (click here to view the survey). Next, I interviewed a random selection of pupils, asking these questions: Are you good at maths? Are you … Continue reading How To Develop A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom