Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week - 1 February 2013

Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week

1 February 2013

Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week

Hope and courage triumph in the slums

Recommended resources:

Primary film: - Robert: Welcome to my world

  • Introduce your class to the world of eight-year-old Robert with this special video on life in the Mukuru slums.

Key stage 1 - Robert: Welcome to my world

  • Raise pupils’ awareness of the challenges faced by children living in urban slums with this lesson plan and help them draw comparisons with their lives.

Secondary film: - Dennis: Welcome to my world

  • Teach pupils about life in city dwelling slums with this video on 13-year-old Dennis.

Key stage 3 - Life in an urban slum

  • Help pupils develop their composition skills by writing a newspaper or magazine article about living in poor slum conditions.

Key stage 4 - Dennis: Welcome to my world

  • A lesson to help students understand some of the reasons why young people live in urban slums, the challenges they face and the difficult choices they make in order to survive.


LGBT Month

Take a look at TES brand new collection of LGBT related lesson ideas and presentations to help teachers make their schools and classrooms a haven of tolerance, safety and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Whole school literacy

Arm yourselves for Michael Gove’s literacy onslaught. Check out jennyannburke’s very topical whole school teaching resource to help pupils understand the rules of literacy such as spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Charles Darwin’s birthday

Take a look at PiggySue’s lesson ideas to teach your pupils about Charles Darwin.

Assembly of the week: Spend or Save

Top 10 Red Nose Day

More resources can be found in TES’ Red Nose Day collection.

'If you have a novel idea for the classroom – or the solution to a knotty teaching problem - we'd love to hear about it.' Please email ideas to our Resources editor

Spotlight on…

Find the latest resources on TES to help you plan timely and effective activities for Safer Internet Day this year.

Shelter from the storm

What else?

  • Use this poster to introduce your pupils to daily live in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Get children to fill in a pledge which you can hang as bunting around your installation.

Follow your Red Nose

What else?

Feed pupils a varied diet

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Sir, please let me gunk you

What else?

  • Enhance your lessons – and make your own life easier – with Mike Gershon’s Differentiation Deviser offering 80 strategies, activities and techniques for differentiating.
  • Use Mike Gershon’s ready-to-use Feedback Compendium of pupil targets covering formative assessment, report-writing and oral feedback.

The big questions

What else?

  • Use these materials about to construct an enquiry around the development of urban slums. Includes teacher notes, presentation, photo pack and pupil sheets.
  • Find out why people leave other parts of Kenya to live in urban slums and the impact of rapid growth on people’s lives with this film and resource pack.

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