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Design Technology - Homework Challenge for Differentiation

Design Technology - Homework Challenge for Differentiation

Homework Challenge was developed to differentiate homework tasks for ALL students.This Homework Challenge resource not only makes homework more accessible for all types of students, but it also provides students with choice and engagement in how they would like to complete the task. Students are given a homework topic – this might be famous designers in DT, World War 1 in History or To Kill a Mockingbird in English. The student then decides how they would prefer to complete their homework. They research the topic (or already have some understanding of it from a previous lesson) and display their knowledge in one of the twenty different methods listed on the Homework Challenge sheet. The challenges are split into 3 different categories of easy, medium and hard (A,B,C). The challenges in the ‘Junior Designer’ category take less time to complete and are a little easier, whereas the ‘Creative Director’ challenges take much longer to complete and are slightly more difficult.Students complete their chosen challenge, hand it into the teacher (sometimes performing it to the rest of the class if they wish) and the teacher gets a wide variety of creative homework’s that are all about the same topic! You may decide to reward students based upon the level of challenge they choose (e.g. a postcard home if they complete a ‘Creative Director’ challenge). Fully editable PowerPoint document that can be adapted to suit ANY subject area.

By ShaniceWelsh

Design Technology - Skills Strips for Differentiation

Design Technology - Skills Strips for Differentiation

Skills strips were developed as visual aids for lower ability or SEN students who struggle to remember processes or verbal instructions. This resource has been extremely useful with low achieving boys. The strips can be printed A3 and laminated so that students can use a whiteboard pen to tick off each step on the 'skill'. Includes both written and visual instructions and has been proven very successful in the classroom! Based upon 6 important Design Technology skills of Sketching, Reflecting, Cutting, Evaluating, Annotating and Isometric. Colour coded for each skill. Skills Strips are fully editable using PowerPoint to suit ANY subject area.

By ShaniceWelsh

Behaviour Management CPD 1

Behaviour Management CPD 1

This bundle includes three different CPD activities. All focus upon behaviour management. One focuses on how teaching and learning can impact upon behaviour management, another on the use of non-verbal behaviour management strategies and the other is a role modelling staff CPD session. All resources are also included.

By n_good77

Role Modelling CPD

Role Modelling CPD

This staff CPD session focuses on the importance of role modelling to ensure a positive and calm environment can be achieved. Staff will be asked some thought provoking questions where they will need to reflect upon their own practice. This CPD is about self-reflection. There are also some activities that staff will be able to work through. Resources are included.

By n_good77

Non-Verbal Behaviour Management Strategies Staff CPD

Non-Verbal Behaviour Management Strategies Staff CPD

This staff CPD resource looks at how non-verbal behaviour management strategies can be used to promote positive behaviour and avoid confrontation. The CPD looks at how red, amber and green cards can be used within a lesson, as well as how routine can be a great behaviour management tool when your routines are established. Staff will be asked to create an action plan based on the ideas from the workshop where they focus on one class. There are also reminder cards included as to how red, amber, green cards could be used to achieve a whole staff consistent approach. These can be adaped to suit your setting.

By n_good77

Pride and Prejudice - Mrs Bennet!

Pride and Prejudice - Mrs Bennet!

In this engaging and informative lesson, students are enabled to make sustained and developed interpretations regarding the introduction and development of the character of Mrs Bennet in 'Pride and Prejudice.' In particular, students learn about how her tiresome, ungraceful, single-minded behaviour ironically alienates the very suitors that she hopes to attract for her daughters. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Establishing the extent to which Mrs Bennet fits the requirements of the 'Regency mother'; - Reading and understanding how Mrs Bennet is introduced in the novel, using relevant textual evidence; - Tracking how her character develops through the notable events of the novel; - Analysing how Austen introduces and develops Mrs Bennet's character throughout the novel; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extract from Chapter 1; - 'Development of Mrs Bennet' task resources - with teacher answer sheet; - Supportive and clear essay template; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Pride and Prejudice - Mr Darcy

Pride and Prejudice - Mr Darcy

In this engaging and informative lesson, students are enabled to make sustained and developed interpretations regarding the introduction and development of the character of Mr Darcy in 'Pride and Prejudice.' In particular, students learn about how he at first appears solely proud and aloof, before studying the events through which the more subtle aspects of his character emerge. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Establishing how Darcy fits the criteria of the 'Romantic Hero;' - Reading and understanding how Darcy is introduced in the novel, using relevant textual evidence; - Tracking how his character develops through the notable events of the novel; - Analysing how Austen introduces and develops Darcy's character through plot events and Elizabeth's thoughts; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extract from Chapter 3; - 'Development of Darcy' task resources - with teacher answer sheet; - Supportive and clear essay template; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Growth Mindset FORM TIME unit

Growth Mindset FORM TIME unit

This growth mindset unit is 9 x 20 minute sessions long. Some could be extended to two sessions. It helps the students understand their mindset in the view of learning. The activities aim to challenge students' views of learning and know what it feels like to work on tasks whilst staying in a growth mindset.

By Jemmakrystal

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth Bennet

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth Bennet

In this engaging and informative lesson, students are enabled to make clear and insightful interpretations of Elizabeth Bennet – the chief protagonist in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In particular, students learn about her key characteristics- such as her strong ideas, wit, intelligence, grace, and good humour – and relate these to ideas of societal expectations of the time. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Playing a fun and interactive quiz to determine the key events and family life of Elizabeth Bennet; - Establishing her characteristics and traits, utilising textual evidence; - Analysing Elizabeth's character in relation to the expectations of society in the Regency Era; - Creating clear and creative diary entries, using an in-depth understanding of Elizabeth's character; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - 'Character Traits of Elizabeth' task resources - with teacher answer sheet; - 'Elizabeth in Context' task resources - with teacher answer sheet; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Back to School

Back to School

Back to School 2017! Recipe for a Great School Year (including full lesson Powerpoint and all templates). **Get 20% off this resource using code HAPPYSHOPPER at checkout!*** New Tes accounts can get this resource for free using code CRAFTY at checkout! Here is a fun activity to help your new class think about what will make this school year great! Pupils will create a recipe for a great school year (the writing activity is included in the Powerpoint lesson provided) and then they can use the templates to turn it into a fabulous back to school craft, perfect for display! This resource includes: - A back to school lesson powerpoint including discussion points and a differentiated writing activity. - A teacher instruction pack - A template pack for making the back to school chef craft This is an easy, fun activity perfect for the first week back to school! Please note that due to terms of use in the images used, the Powerpoint file is not editable.

By KS2History