On Saturday 3rd February, I will be leading a session at the first ever Southern Rocks. I attended Norther Rocks a few years ago and enjoyed my day. Lots of teacher presenting to other teachers. It was therefore a privilege to be asked to lead something this time around.
I described my session as:
How can you change things to ensure that your student's learning is relevant and engaging, yet underpinned by a knowledge-rich curriculum?
A look at tips and tools to do things a little differently, reducing workload and getting the best out of ALL your students.
However as I have been planning, re-planning, working and reworking, I thought I would share some of the things I will discuss and explain my thinking on:
- Change? What/when/how/why?
- What is the relationship of engagement, relevance and knowing stuff in the classroom?
- The importance of knowing - what do we mean by knowing?
- Implications, tips and advice (rooted in research) for:
- Note Taking
- Thinking Deeply
- Approaches to Exams
- Lesson Resources
Hopefully a few people will turn up. If not, I'll be playing Ben Folds Five: