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A teacher for 9 years of a variety of subjects including English, Media, Psychology, IT amongst others. I aim to produce simple but effective resources that are accessible to both teachers and learners.

A teacher for 9 years of a variety of subjects including English, Media, Psychology, IT amongst others. I aim to produce simple but effective resources that are accessible to both teachers and learners.
Social Media

Social Media

A full series of resources for the teaching of Social Media as part of a Media course. The bundle contains 6 powerpoint presentations with 69 slides in total, several workbooks, worksheets and a social media glossary. The unit is aimed at level 3 adult learners but can easily be used with younger students. It is not designed with any specific exam board in mind but the topics and activities should be applicable to all media courses.
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Communication Barriers

Communication Barriers

A two part lesson designed to introduce students to the concept of barriers to communication. Includes several interactive activities designed to get learners thinking about some of the communication barriers they may face on a daily basis and worksheets to accompany the lesson.
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Introduction to psychology

Introduction to psychology

Contains 7 presentations designed to introduce learners to the topic of psychology and some basic concepts. It is intended as a starting point for studying psychology and is not mapped to any specific exam specifications.
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Social Media

Social Media

Contains all resources for an introductory 2 hour introductory lesson on the topic of Social Media. Learners begin by brainstorming key terms and concepts related to social media before comparing and contrasting different social networking site to look for common features. Finally they are introduced to some current debates and issues before discussing the digital divide. Comes with a PowerPoint presentation with 17 slides, a key terms glossary and screenshots of well-known social media sites for annotating.
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Advertising

Advertising

Three short lessons to introduce learners to the idea of analysing advertisements. The first and third lesson concentrate on analysis and the second lesson focusses on the representation of women in advertisements since the 1950s and encourages discussion around the topic.
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Deconstructing Advertisements

Deconstructing Advertisements

A 60 minute lesson which provides learners with a framework to deconstruct advertisements. They apply a series of questions to a set of 5-6 adverts and discuss concepts such as audience and purpose in relation to these ads.
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History of Women in Advertising

History of Women in Advertising

After watching an online documentary learners discuss the representation of women in advertising since the 1950s, comparing it with contemporary representations.
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GCSE AQA 1-9 - Paper 2 Question 3 - Messy Eaters

GCSE AQA 1-9 - Paper 2 Question 3 - Messy Eaters

In this presentation learners discuss and evaluate table manners before reading an article from the Guardian about messy eating. They revise word classes and how to write PETER paragraphs before having a go at an exam style response.
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Social Media

Social Media

A full series of resources for the teaching of Social Media as part of a Media course. The bundle contains 6 powerpoint presentations with 69 slides in total, several workbooks, worksheets and a social media glossary. The unit is aimed at level 3 adult learners but can easily be used with younger students. It is not designed with any specific exam board in mind but the topics and activities should be applicable to all media courses.
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Social Media, Fake News and Opinion Forming

Social Media, Fake News and Opinion Forming

A 14 slide Powerpoint presentation and accompanying workbook designed to cover the topics of social media, fake news and opinion forming. Learners discuss some well-known stories in politics, define some key terms and research the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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Social Media and Language

Social Media and Language

A ready-to-go 90 minute lesson focussing on the topic of social media and its impact on language. Learners discuss some key debates associated with the topic, read an article about endangered languages and discuss prescriptivist and descriptivist approaches. Contains a 13 slide PowerPoint presentation and an accompanying workbook.
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Social Media and Education

Social Media and Education

A two hour lesson that covers the topic of social media and education. Learners discuss advantages and disadvantages whilst making notes in a shared online document. They then evaluate the activity and the discussion before attempting a written response to an exam style question.
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Social Media - Relationships, Identity and Self

Social Media - Relationships, Identity and Self

A two hour lesson exploring the topic of social media and its impact on relationships, self and identity. Learners discuss opinion statements about social media before exploring its effect on relationships by analysing statistics from a journal article. Finally, they discuss online identity and the concept of the digital footprint.
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CPD - Command Words

CPD - Command Words

All resources needed to run a short CPD session on the topic of command words and grade descriptors. Originally designed to work with the Ascentis awarding body for an Access to HE course, but can be useful for teachers of any subject and level. Several activities are explored and evaluated and teachers are given an opportunity to share their own practice.
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GCSE Revision - Descriptive Writing Techniques

GCSE Revision - Descriptive Writing Techniques

The presentation includes suggestions for making descriptive writing more interesting. It includes activities on the senses, similes and metaphors, show don't tell and some practice exam questions. It can be used with any spec and any age group.
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GCSE Revision - Any Spec - Writing

GCSE Revision - Any Spec - Writing

A handful of presentations covering various aspects of GCSE revision. It focuses on written accuracy as well as descriptive and persuasive writing techniques.
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GCSE Revision - any spec - Correct use of 's'

GCSE Revision - any spec - Correct use of 's'

A presentation outlining the rules and common mistakes associated with the letter 's'. Includes plurals, subject verb agreement and spellings. Can be used with any specification and any age. Particularly useful for ESOL learners.
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Shortcut Keys Practice

Shortcut Keys Practice

A worksheet designed to be shared with learners digitally in order to practice their use of shortcut keys when typing. To be used in conjunction with Word Processing Lesson 1.
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Time Management - Lesson 3 - Reducing Stress

Time Management - Lesson 3 - Reducing Stress

This presentation focuses on the topic of stress and how effective time management can help to reduce it. There are activities based on defining stress, different types of stress and methods for overcoming it.
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Toolbar Practice 1

Toolbar Practice 1

A worksheet designed to be shared digitally with learners so they can practice their use of the toolbar icons. To be used in conjunction with Word Processing Lesson 1.
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