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Passionate educator with a positive outlook and interests in progressive teaching and learning. Have worked in various education roles for six years and now starting a Masters in Education to combine Therapeutic parenting strategies with classroom teaching in order to reduce teacher workload and improve student inclusion and aspirations. I teach as a SEN teacher always, my resources reflect my style and help students to engage and encourage them to fulfil their potential no matter what.

Passionate educator with a positive outlook and interests in progressive teaching and learning. Have worked in various education roles for six years and now starting a Masters in Education to combine Therapeutic parenting strategies with classroom teaching in order to reduce teacher workload and improve student inclusion and aspirations. I teach as a SEN teacher always, my resources reflect my style and help students to engage and encourage them to fulfil their potential no matter what.
SECONDARY INDUSTRY- Ethical Shopping- Intro and Advert design- ENGAGING AND CREATIVE
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SECONDARY INDUSTRY- Ethical Shopping- Intro and Advert design- ENGAGING AND CREATIVE

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Used as a joiner lesson between introduction to secondary industry and Nike Sweatshops. The student learn about what Ethical Shopping is and how they as consumers have the power to change industry. They really enjoyed designing their adverts and were very proud when I put them on display. They produced them on computers but some did them on paper, both work as long as it is heavily sampled as many struggle at first with an adverts purpose and layout. The students will have lots of questions and I usually spend 3 lessons on this in total- 1st- introduce term and explain and assess sample ads/start designing. 2nd- Complete design and finish for homework. 3rd- Peer assess each other’s and link it to the environment. They then go on to learn about Nike and their understanding of ethical examples really helped them engage and progress. Please review if you download, thanks :)
Intro to COASTS- Ideal for assessing independent learning ability. Diverse and lengthy tasks!
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Intro to COASTS- Ideal for assessing independent learning ability. Diverse and lengthy tasks!

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I created this for my students as a more engaging alternative to textbook activities. It introduces the coast, key vocab, types of waves, true/false quiz, and discusses pebble vs sans beaches using beaches in the UK. The tasks are extremely diverse and tackle a range of geography skills. Every task is differentiated with a challenge task and examples. Should be printed on A3 in colour and given 1 per pair. Will take at least one full hour, if not two! The second worksheet is matched to the video which is about the South Australian coastline and contains a series of questions matched to the video and the tasks slowly get more difficult, ending with a persuasive exercise about species management. -FULL LESSON Please review if you download!
The Economy of China- 'Why is everything made in China?'
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The Economy of China- 'Why is everything made in China?'

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UPDATED LESSON- READY TO GO for MIXED ABILITY GROUPS with high SEN/G+T The lesson was taught within a SoW on China for year 9 but could be adapted for all secondary years. Although this lesson contains lots of information and key vocab, all activities are visually stimulating and engaging. Works very well with groups that loathe writing or when you need to mix up your teaching but you still need your students to learn what many may find a boring topic. This is a discovery based lesson and will require you to demonstrate very clearly how to use the living graph and mind map effectively. The living graph is an excellent activity as it encourages visual and kinaesthetic students to engage and the mind map allows artistic but perhaps not academic students to design and scribe with their peers. Homework task at the end works well as I made sure they understood that they would not be able to engage well in the next lesson if not completed. I had them hand it in before the next lesson so I could chase any missing cards and by the day of the lesson, I had them all back. Hope you enjoy, please REVIEW if you download! :)
OCEAN PLASTIC- 3 whole lessons with IT based pairs activity- fully scaffolded & engaging!
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OCEAN PLASTIC- 3 whole lessons with IT based pairs activity- fully scaffolded & engaging!

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This resource could be used as part of an Environmental Issues SoW. The aims are to reduce the amount of plastic used in your school through the class creating persuasive adverts encouraging their peers to buy reusable bottles. Each lesson uses a variety of learning techniques based on enquiry and all video links are in the notes section of each slide. I will then display the students work around the school and see if it has any impact! Water consumption is incredibly important for concentration and should be encouraged within the school environment. These lessons could also be used to create cross curricular links in DT and Art and potentially provide the design for school merchandise! Please review if you download! Enjoy :)
'Who's chopping down the TRF and why?' - Rainforest GCSE causes of deforestation
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'Who's chopping down the TRF and why?' - Rainforest GCSE causes of deforestation

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Originally made for Edexcel B GCSE Geog- Batte for the Biosphere topic but can be applied to any syllabus teaching about the causes of deforestation. The students really enjoyed the lesson as it is very balanced between discussion and exam prep- suits a mixed ability group well and there's lots of room for creative higher level thinking. The lesson gets students to first of all think about the connection between a beef burger and the rainforest and then gets the students to discuss the various causes of deforestation through peer teaching of 3 different articles. There is a describe/explain answer builder sheet which worked well with low ability students and the articles can be differentiated when they are initially given out. There is also an exam question and sample answer for the students to then use to create their own. There's discussion of indigenous tribes living sustainably in the TRF through a brillian TED talk and ends with a quick MEAT the facts video which gets students to understand the links between deforestation and our meat appetite in economically developed nations.
OUTSTANDING TRF Debate lesson- 'Should we contact the last remaining tribes on Earth?'
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OUTSTANDING TRF Debate lesson- 'Should we contact the last remaining tribes on Earth?'

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This lesson is always enjoyable as the students are fascinated by the content and are always up for debating each other! Depending on the group, this usually involves 1 prep lesson, with lots of videos (links in the ppt) and discussion and then the debate lesson 2- which I usually finish the biosphere/TRF topic with. Works really well if you choose the mediators/judges based on their personalties and abilities and ask senior staff to join you for it and be a part of one of the teams/judges. This lesson works for various ages as the question is very open to their own views and your role is to facilitate their ideas. Enjoy & please review if you download :)
SEN- ICT Cryptography- Murder Mystery- Classroom exploration and end of topic reflection
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SEN- ICT Cryptography- Murder Mystery- Classroom exploration and end of topic reflection

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I used this to finish the cryptography topic with SEN students- once they were practised in decoding and used staff members and humour to engage them in the mystery. I cannot stress how much fun the students had and I just watched them scramble around the room decoding and then moving on the the next clue I’d hidden. Easily adaptable to be longer/more difficult. Please review if you download :)
OUTSTANDING lesson on sustainability and conservation of the biosphere.
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OUTSTANDING lesson on sustainability and conservation of the biosphere.

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This lesson was created for a Year 10 group to recapture their love of the planet to enable them to think about Geography in a less separate way and encouraged them to generate solutions whilst teaching them about sustainability and conservation. It is a lesson where the students are in control and much of the discussion is for you to facilitate and them to discover amongst themselves. I found it really energised the group to learning in depth about different ecosystems and encouraged them to think about their own role in society locally and their global impact. I often use this lesson at the end of term for other year groups to remind them what geographers do in the real world and how they think about the planet. Please review if you download, thanks :)
China topic Assessment- Is China a good place to live? Extended writing- Writing frame included!
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China topic Assessment- Is China a good place to live? Extended writing- Writing frame included!

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This assessment was created to enable the students to use all of their China lessons/knowledge and combine it into an opinion piece about living in China. Length spent on it will be determined by your students but I wouldn't allow more than 45minutes as it is not about them writing everything they know about China. It is out of 21, and I usually get the students to set what the boundaries should be for certain grades which can be an interesting conversation! If you don't want to do that just set the marks in line with whatever assessment style you school is using, obviously top marks on this will not equate to an A/A* as this was written for year 9. I always put the writing frame between each pair so that everyone can see it and no one feels targeted. If students want one to write on I print separate A4 size ones on coloured paper. Is a very easy assessment for them to peer assess/improve in the next lesson. Hope it works as well for you as it does for me :) The ppt also contains a link to a China video to end the topic and stop and discuss if required.
Consequences of Industrialisation- CHINA Rural/Urban places- Linfen vs Shanghai
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Consequences of Industrialisation- CHINA Rural/Urban places- Linfen vs Shanghai

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This lesson was a follow on from the Economy of China lesson, and incorporates homework students completed before the lesson on Acid Rain. It involves dividing the class into two, with one half focused on rural Linfen and the rest on urban Shanghai. Each group of 3/4 will then fill in the worksheet or create their own presentation using the timelines and their own research and previous lesson knowledge. Once completed- the students can then present their information so that each student has knowledge on either place. Lesson could be adapted really easily if you wanted to use it as a card sort or carousel activity, the lesson if focused on the students attaining the various environmental impacts of industry for those living and working in the factories and those using the materials and living in the cities. The live wind current link works especially well and I sometimes leave it on the board whilst the students are working as it is very calming. There is a HA question for those who complete everything, but I usually give this to everyone at the end and those who have completed it are used as examples and then I give them verbal improvements to complete alongside the rest of the class. Could be used over two lessons if required, enjoy.
What is the TRF?- Independent worksheet. Ideal for assessing independent learning ability.
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What is the TRF?- Independent worksheet. Ideal for assessing independent learning ability.

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I created this resource for my students to use whilst I was away. It introduces them to the TRF and contains 6 different tasks that are wide ranging and matched to different skills & abilities. This took my students two lessons to complete but could be used with high ability groups for one lesson/ can be used very flexibly. Ensure you print in colour and give 1 per pair. Extras needed: Blank world map Climate Graph for Brunei
Year 7/8 Coasts INTRO>Processes>Landforms>Management- 5/6 lessons- SEN & G+T friendly!
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Year 7/8 Coasts INTRO>Processes>Landforms>Management- 5/6 lessons- SEN & G+T friendly!

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Designed for a some mixed ability year 8 groups with a vast academic gap and with no prior coasts knowledge. Lots of G+T prompts and SEN friendly scaffolding. Green pen task and a range of activities. The intro worksheets can be found in my shop- which the students engaged well with and enjoyed just going their own thing and then marking/discussing together during the next lesson. The PPT contains lessons covering all coasts basics with UK and Australia place knowledge and a range of engaging tasks matched with lots of visuals and games such as taboo to assist with the huge amounts of new vocab. Please review if you download! Thanks and happy teaching :)
SEN ICT CRYPTOGRAPHY TASK- Differentiated and creative task with peer extension activity
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SEN ICT CRYPTOGRAPHY TASK- Differentiated and creative task with peer extension activity

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I used this when teaching a BESD YR 6 class to get them interested in ICT. They absolutely loved learning abour cryptography and creating their own code. Some even used it throughout the term to send each other messages! Highly recommend using cryptography as a SEN ICT topic, lots of great youtube vids and easily linked to history curriculum and school treausure hunts. Please review if you can! Enjoy :)
OIL DISASTER- BP Gulf of Mexico- BLANK homework/video lesson worksheet. GCSE Case study
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OIL DISASTER- BP Gulf of Mexico- BLANK homework/video lesson worksheet. GCSE Case study

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I used this as a two part video lesson that lead to an exam contrasting the impacts. This video really aided engagement with the wider oil and geopolitical issues of the energy module. The students really enjoyed the documentary as it is very engaging and I regularly targeted questions and checked worked and then allowed them to have the sheet with them during the next lesson’s exam q. Print the worksheet onto coloured paper. Thanks.
Impacts of Tourism- DRAMA based activity- Fully Differentiated Lesson for SEN/Mixed Ability
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Impacts of Tourism- DRAMA based activity- Fully Differentiated Lesson for SEN/Mixed Ability

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The students always love this lesson as it involves them taking on Tourists or Resident roles in 5 different countries. The students get to explore how tourism impacts different people across the world using coloured role cards ( that you must laminate!) and discussing the various types of tourism and positive/negative effects that the industry has. All the cards have been made specifically for this lesson and are differentiated so that you may choose to give the higher ability students the resident cards and the lower ability the tourist cards as they contain slightly less complicated vocabulary and you can target your questions much more easily. The lesson contains a variety of assessment techniques and the student assessor roles always work particularly well- if you have a large group then use 4/5 student assessors. The exit cards only take 2/3 mins and I always insist on complete silence so the students can leave what was a high energy lesson very calmly. Ignore the homework slide at the end! Was made for a low ability group that couldn't cope with any more demanding homework. Enjoy!
Bangladesh Flooding- DRAMA activity- 'Why is Bangladesh a drowning country?'
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Bangladesh Flooding- DRAMA activity- 'Why is Bangladesh a drowning country?'

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I have used this resource for years 7 and 8 many times. They absolutely love it! Depending on your students, this can be completed in one lesson but is better to use two so that they have time to be more creative and you can set up sound effects and background images for their scenes. The lesson can be part of a Rivers/Flooding topic and relies on the students having already been taught about the water cycle. It leads into comparing flooding in Bangladesh with flooding in a more economically developed country and to climate change/rising sea levels/global impacts of CC. The lesson includes peer assessment and and exit card which is differentiated. You will need Atlases and may need to adapt certain points of the ppt for your students needs. There are a range of video links included which I usually show a few mins of each to give the students as much visual information as possible before they create their scenes. The groupings are of 4 and the roles should be differentiated and chosen carefully by you- I wouldn’t advise letting them choose! 1/2- Actor roles- Best reserved for the outgoing and confident students- (can be 3 actors) 3- Narrator- Best reserved for students who are fairly shy but also want to participate in the scene but not act, has worked well with Autistic students who want to deliver the important factual information. 4- Director- Best reserved for the quiet/creative/highly academic students who understand the task very well but would never consider acting or narrating in front of the class. Teacher must ensure the rest of the group are listening well to the director and they know it’s their job to combine the rest of the groups ideas into one scene. I usually give out positive rewards for the groups working the best together. Due to the nature of the play structure, it is important that the groups do not kill off the main characters before the end!! The students will insist they need so much more time on this task so is important you are very strict on whatever timings you want them to achieve it in. 1 lesson to plan/rehearse, 1 lesson to rehearse and perform. I hope you enjoy what they come up with!
How do we View Migrants? - Intro to Migration/Critical Thinking Skills
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How do we View Migrants? - Intro to Migration/Critical Thinking Skills

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A lesson I used as an introductory lesson about migration and the different types of migrant and as a way of highlighting biases present in the media and our individual world view. Best used with new groups of students of any year 7-11 as most of the tasks are reflective and discussion based and involve random pairings and a main carousel activity. Very engaging and easy to manage lesson. Could definitely be used in a Tutor time/Citzenship lesson also and possibly for English to alert students to journalistic bias and to help them read texts more critically.
'What is China's One Child Policy?'- Full history/explanations
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'What is China's One Child Policy?'- Full history/explanations

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This ppt and activities usually spread over two lessons so that the students have a better chance of understanding the complicated reasons the OCP was introduced and then can lead into the consequences of it. The storyboard activity worked really well as I said they would be copied and gives to the yr 11s to help them revise. You will need to provide a differentiated storyboard for lower ability/SEN students ( I can't find mine currently!) The only trouble with it is some students wanting to take a lot of time completing it. Usually I allow them to plan and start the first couple of boxes and then it must be completed in the first half of the second lesson, or they can complete for homework. I found the mystery online- it is very useful and it creates a lot of discussion. The post it note activity worked really well as a plenary to the second lesson as by this time the students had built their knowledge significantly and it can be drawn out and turned into a debate activity. I photocopy and use previous post its as examples for everyone to guide them and as an extension activity for HA students-to peer assess previous answers for SPaG and argument- depending on the student. The final slides I sometimes have up around the room printed on A3 for students who prefer to be a bit more active and those who need some extra facts for their storyboard/post its. I hope you enjoy :)