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The 3 Wise Monkeys
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The 3 Wise Monkeys

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This teaching toolkit technique called “the 3 wise monkeys” has been designed based on one of my favourite proverbs “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. The idea is that students take on the role of the 3 monkeys: Mizaru, who sees nothing; Kikazaru, who hears nothing; and Iwazaru, who speaks nothing. It aims to promote challenge, listening skills, student interaction and peer teaching. Comes with student template to be adapted to any subject and any topic and teacher instruction sheet. Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/interactive-challenge-wall-display-11893086 Featured resource: “Interactive Classroom Challenge Wall” which allows students to self-select multi-purpose stretch, challenge and extension activities suitable for any class, any age, any subject and any time.
Interactive Challenge Wall Display
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Interactive Challenge Wall Display

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An interactive challenge wall which allows students to select multi-purpose stretch, challenge and extension activities suitable for any class, any age, any subject and any time. Features more than 25 activities suitable for any lesson. Although currently designed for use in a science environment it can very easily be tailored to your own subject with a few clicks. Challenge tasks are categorised into colour themes: red (to consider), green (to change), blue (to create) and grey (numeracy and literacy). Students visit the “choose your challenge” section, take a mini sticker task and away they go! Fully recommend for any teacher looking for an interactive display, highly praised by teachers, SLT and Ofsted inspectors. Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-3-wise-monkeys-11892172 Featured resource: “The 3 Monkeys Challenge Activity” in which students play the role of the 3 wise monkeys who “see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil”.*
Metacognition: Flow Chart Toolkit
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Metacognition: Flow Chart Toolkit

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A question-based flow chart to promote metacognition. The flow chart could be displayed during challenging activities as a way of promoting student independence and resilience. Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=2851879 Featured resource: “Metacognition Toolkit: Oracy and Peer Assessment”: A self & peer assessment question stem toolkit designed to be used as an oracy-based learning activity to promote student independence. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/metacognition-toolkit-oracy-and-peer-assessment-12027571 Please leave a review if you like my resource.
Wham! Your Work: A Peer Assessment and Feedback Toolkit
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Wham! Your Work: A Peer Assessment and Feedback Toolkit

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One day a student of mine said “you should make a toolkit the band Wham!” The rest is history. Wham! Your Work is a simple marking and feedback template designed to be used with students during peer assessment. Using coded marking students complete sections - ‘W - what went well’ and ‘H - how could you improve’. Once work is returned students complete sections - ‘A’ - apply your improvements and ‘M’ - move onto a stretch and challenge task. A very simple to use toolkit but highly effective method of structuring feedback. I always play some Wham! while completing feedback. The kids love to hate it. Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=2851879 Featured resource: “Metacognition Toolkit: Oracy and Peer Assessment” A self and peer assessment question stems toolkit designed to be used as an oracy-based learning activity. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/metacognition-toolkit-oracy-and-peer-assessment-12027571 Please leave a review if you like my resource.
Metacognition Toolkits
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Metacognition Toolkits

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Metacognition Toolkit: Oracy and Peer Assessment
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Metacognition Toolkit: Oracy and Peer Assessment

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A self & peer assessment question stem toolkit designed to be used as an oracy-based learning activity. The toolkit aims to promote student independence, resilience and deeper metacognition through use of question stems and prompts. Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=2851879 Featured resource: “Metacognition Flow Chart Toolkit” A question-based flow chart to promote metacognition to promote student independence and resilience. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/metacognition-flow-chart-toolkit-12027491 Please leave a review if you like my resource.
The Physicists Safe
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The Physicists Safe

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The Physicists Safe is an interactive revision game students can play with a working knowledge of waves and the wave equation (velocity = frequency x wavelength). Before the lesson set up a lockable box containing a mystery prize visibly padlocked shut in a prominent position. Lock the padlock with the 8 digit combination (I’d suggest attaching two standard 4 number combo locks for simplicity). Your students mission is the open the safe first and win the prize inside using their knowledge of the wave speed equation. Students solve wave equation problems and use their answers to crack the code to the safe. The full activity should take around 30-60 minutes depending on ability (usually opened in around 45 minutes). To differentiate simply ask students to work in larger teams and split the answers up from easiest to hardest (e.g. some involve conversions and standard form). Included: Main worksheet with accompanying answers Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=2851879 Featured resource: “The Periodic Wedding Conumdrum” is a chemistry themed logic puzzle in which students are given a series of clues to help them solve the periodic table plan for Dr Element’s wedding who needs to avoid his elemental guests reacting during his ceremony. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-periodic-wedding-conundrum-12027586
Disease Transmission | Ebola
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Disease Transmission | Ebola

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A full lesson and accompanying worksheet based on the 2015 Ebola outbreak. Lesson outline: Students first learn the basics behind disease transmission Endemics, Epidemics vs. Pandemics Ebola case study and comprehension activity WHO advisor role play activity in which try to save the UK population from disaster Plenary review pyramid Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=2851879 Featured resource: “The Periodic Wedding Conumdrum” is a chemistry themed logic puzzle in which students are given a series of clues to help them solve the periodic table plan for Dr Element’s wedding who needs to avoid his elemental guests reacting during his ceremony. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-periodic-wedding-conundrum-12027586
Do I Really Understand? Better Note Taking : Whole School Assembly
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Do I Really Understand? Better Note Taking : Whole School Assembly

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Do I really understand? A whole school assembly promoting effective note taking skills. Suitable for any school, age or context. Students firstly learn the importance of effective note taking and are introduced to a few suitable methods to be used in any context. Students then try out their newfound knowledge in a competition style quiz around “how to become Pope”. The quiz is exceptionally difficult and only possible to succeed with good note taking. To be explicitly clear there are a number of videos you require to use this assembly that I cannot include due to copyright issues. However with a few simple searches (guidance provided) you should be able to find it! I have also included a transcript you could read aloud or ask students to perform if you’d rather not use or cannot find the video. Hope you find this useful. Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=2851879 Featured resource: “Interactive Classroom Challenge Wall” which allows students to self-select multi-purpose stretch, challenge and extension activities suitable for any class, any age, any subject and any time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/interactive-challenge-wall-display-11893086
The Periodic Wedding Conundrum
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The Periodic Wedding Conundrum

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The periodic wedding conundrum is a chemistry themed logic puzzle in which students are given a series of clues to help them solve the periodic table plan for Dr Element’s wedding who can’t have his elemental guests reacting during his ceremony. Will your students be able to help Dr Element and find a place to sit Father Francium, Prof. Potassium, Lady Lithium and Sir Silicon without causing a disaster - only time will tell? Good luck…we’ll be checking back soon - periodically of course! Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=2851879 Featured resource: “Interactive Classroom Challenge Wall” which allows students to self-select multi-purpose stretch, challenge and extension activities suitable for any class, any age, any subject and any time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/interactive-challenge-wall-display-11893086
Science Themed Differentiated Name Cards
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Science Themed Differentiated Name Cards

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We all love to differentiate our activities in lessons but you are probably thinking I haven’t got the time to do this in every lesson? Wrong! Using these differentiated name cards you simply stick one on every child’s book and away you go. With 5 possible groupings you could differentiate by - mixed ability groups (number), same ability groups (letter), reading age (state of matter), behavior groups (colour) or mixed ability pairings for peer teaching (DNA nucleotides - As with Ts and Gs with Cs) - the possibilities are endless. Simply decide which student to put in which groups, modify the cards and begin. Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=2851879 Featured resource: “Interactive Classroom Challenge Wall” which allows students to self-select multi-purpose stretch, challenge and extension activities suitable for any class, any age, any subject and any time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/interactive-challenge-wall-display-11893086 Please leave a review if you like my resource. It would really help me out.
Think Pair Share Template
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Think Pair Share Template

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An easy to use think pair share template. Buyers a free to use and edit this resource with different thought provoking questions to promote oracy skills, team work student cognitive conflict. Contains a model diagram which students can draw simply in their book to save time and improve book presentation. The basis of think pair share has been around for years and I take no credit for the initial concept - simply the template and structure of the activity. Check out my other exciting resources by clicking the link below https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=2851879 Featured resource: “Interactive Classroom Challenge Wall”* which allows students to self-select multi-purpose stretch, challenge and extension activities suitable for any class, any age, any subject and any time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/interactive-challenge-wall-display-11893086 How to use resource: Edit main question and hint section image before the lesson Students then draw the diagram in no more than 60s Pose the question to the group and ask for perfect silence Students ‘think’ without writing anything down for 60s Find the rest inside the downloaded document…