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KS3 History, WW1 : How accurate are misconceptions about the trenches?

KS3 History, WW1 : How accurate are misconceptions about the trenches?

KS3 History The First World War, WW1, Trenches Fully resources lesson investigating misconceptions about trench warfare on the Western Front Testing students own misconceptions and those in media by use of research and analysis of the diaries of veteran Reg Wilkes. Used in preparation for an exam question based on lesson title next lesson, could easily be added to this lesson. Embedded video included. All lesson activities and resources included. Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
GCSE 9-1 American West: What can the Ok Corral tell us about law and order?

GCSE 9-1 American West: What can the Ok Corral tell us about law and order?

GCSE American West New 2016 Specification Grades 9-1 Could be used for Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, OCR etc. Full Lesson on Wyatt Earp and the Ok Corral, including an overview of Law and Order in the later period of the West. GCSE Consequence paragraph and peer assessment Judgement activity on how far Law and Order had improved in the American West. All lesson activities and resources included. Part of American West topic 3 Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
Teaching and Learning CPD Bundle!

Teaching and Learning CPD Bundle!

These teaching and learning CPD sessions offer engaging and original approaches to introducing or revisiting a range of effective pedagogical strategies. Grounded in educational research, these sessions are interactive, well-structured, and have been successfully tried and tested. The aim of each teaching and learning CPD session is to develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed in order to utilise in practice in each key area, and as an aid in achieving these aims, the trainer is supported with: -Colourful, engaging, and comprehensive PowerPoint presentations; -Videos for analysis of key techniques; -A wide range of interactive resources for CPD activities; -Instructions and plans to assist delivery. All images and videos are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of each PowerPoint.
TandLGuru
Written Communication with Parents - CPD Session!

Written Communication with Parents - CPD Session!

I delivered this CPD session to all members of our staff team who maintain regular contact with parents and other stakeholders, in a bid to improve the quality, accuracy, and clarity of our written communications. I'd recommend that the session takes about 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes to deliver. We had received some negative feedback comments, regarding our communications, varying from examples of poor grammatical accuracy, to instances in which the tone of emails, letters, and other forms of correspondence were perceived as rude. It is surprising how common this is across schools, and how little training is provided on these forms of interaction. Following this training, we are receiving far fewer complaints, and many staff members now keep the help-sheets pinned up by the desks to refer to when communicating with parents. Participants learn through: - Participating in a fun pub-style quiz to eradicate common spelling, punctuation, and grammar misconceptions and errors; - Considering the role of parents, their needs and interests, and what they expect from their child's school, as a means to understand why schools sometimes receive difficult communications; - Reading and analysing examples of poor written correspondence, considering how both the tone and the accuracy can be improved; - Exploring different language strategies to create a personal, polite tone within emails, by considering the connotations of different words; - Taking away help sheets that can be referred to whenever written communications are being drafted. The resource pack includes: - Colourful and engaging whole-session PowerPoint presentation ; - Examples of written communications for participants to analyse; - Quiz answer sheet; - Accurate Written Communication help-sheet; - Polite Written Communication help-sheet. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide. (Please note that the only section of the PowerPoint that you may wish to modify is with regards to the distinct features of parents at your own school - Aside from this, the resources are good to go!)
TandLGuru
CPD: Classroom Management

CPD: Classroom Management

CPD sessions and behaviour management lessons for setting your expectations high. Teaching and Learning tools, target setting and behaviour management resources suitable for KS3/4 teachers. Includes: 1. A fully resourced lesson putting the responsibility on students for thier behaviour, achievement and self management. 2. A target setting lesson focusing on goal setting which can be applied to any subject. 3. A CPD training session on how to use seating plans to their full capacity to improve behaviour management. 4. A hands on CPD training session on engaging all students with a focus on the often overlooked, quieter students. 5. A CPD training session on engaging the most able students in your classes. 6. Fun praise postcards for your students when they successfully stick to your rules. I will be adding to this bundle as I create more so if you purchase it do check back occasionally for the free updates you receive. You can find many more inexpensive and free Whole School, PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :) Or you can check out some of our most popular PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources below: Mental Health PSHE Bundle 1 Whole Year of PSHE Resources British Values Citizenship Bundle Careers, Employment and Enterprise Bundle Islam Bundle Sex and Relationships Education
EC_Resources
CPD: Teaching and Learning - Engagement

CPD: Teaching and Learning - Engagement

CPD/ training: Engaging all students part 1 - the quiet ones - session (lasts 45mins -1 hour with time for questions) a detailed 3 step guide with activities throughout. Interesting and hands on training session, suitable for NQTs or as a refresher for any teachers. You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :) Or you can check out some of our most popular PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources below: Mental Health PSHE Bundle 1 Whole Year of PSHE Resources British Values Citizenship Bundle Careers, Employment and Enterprise Bundle Islam Bundle Sex and Relationships Education
EC_Resources
CPD: Teaching Gifted and Talented / More Able students

CPD: Teaching Gifted and Talented / More Able students

CPD: Teaching and Learning Training session (lasts 30 mins ish with time for questions) a detailed 5 step guide to getting the most out of your most able / gifted and talented students. You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :) Or you can check out some of our most popular PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources below: Mental Health PSHE Bundle 1 Whole Year of PSHE Resources British Values Citizenship Bundle Careers, Employment and Enterprise Bundle Islam Bundle Sex and Relationships Education
EC_Resources
GCSE 9-1 American West: The Johnson County War 1892

GCSE 9-1 American West: The Johnson County War 1892

GCSE American West New 2016 Specification Grades 9-1 Could be used for Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, OCR etc. Full Lesson on the causes, events and consequences of the Johnson County War Murder mystery activity to investigate the death of Ella Watson and James Averill, with students predicting the causes of their deaths and the links to the Johnson County War. Timeline of the Johnson County War with analysis questions linked to GCSE style questions All lesson activities and resources included. Part of American West topic 3 Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
KS3 History, WW1 : What was Trench Warfare?

KS3 History, WW1 : What was Trench Warfare?

KS3 History The First World War, WW1, Trenches Fully resources lesson looking at Trench Warfare on the Western Front Mapping activity of the trenches, create a visual guide of the trenches for a Tommy and letter home activity on the biggest problem facing soldiers included. Embedded video included. All lesson activities and resources included. Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
KS3 History, WW1 : Why wasn't the war over by Christmas?

KS3 History, WW1 : Why wasn't the war over by Christmas?

KS3 History The First World War, WW1, Trenches Fully resources lesson looking at the stalemate in December 1914 and the causes of why the war wasn't 'over by Christmas' Mapping activity on the early stages of war (Schleiffen Plan, Marne and intro to Trench Warfare) and hexagon linking activity which looks at the multi causal reasons for the stalemate. Students make links between causes and give an overall judgement. All lesson activities and resources included. Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
2017-2018 KS3 Geography Documentation

2017-2018 KS3 Geography Documentation

The document for KS3 Geography has been updated for this year. Please see Lesson 1) Making Connections SOW. The documents includes are: - Self Assessment Form- to revisit KS2 and self meaningful targets for the first half term; - Rules document for the students book for the Geography classroom; - KS3 Marking for the students- This is to self targets in the self assessment form and also to mark the students work. I tend to put the Target and Number T1 for example would be 'Read the question carefully. Use the CUBE (Circle, Underline, Box, and Explain) strategy to fully understand the question before answering.' - Geography KS2 Survey- The Geography survey looks at the subjects studied at KS2 and sets topics need to be covered in the first term. - Geography code of conduct- this is a behaviour policy for the department that also outlines the consequences of bad behaviour. - Geography KS3 Marking- This is a policy that we had last year that the students used to set targets.
GJDavis27