A mindmap of tasks and materials for Humanities subjects. Linked to the Facebook group "The Humanities Hub". Updated every month from shared materials on the group.

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1. Significance

2. Parody of a popular song with relevant lyrics

3. Avoid Praising Intelligence and Sheer Effort. Instead, give feedback that highlights the values of planning and trying different learning strategies. Differentiated instruction tactics and principles (content of lessons, processes and finished product - keep changing these). Gamify - use games with points that accrue over time. Explain that challenges are oppurtunites. Encourage Students to Expand their Answers and to elaborate during discussions and problem based activities. Explain the Purposes of Abstract Skills and Concepts (to be used in the real world, to synergise with other subjects) but do this experientially rather than transferring the info. Exit tickets for formative assessments for the teacher and for students to outline what they need to focus on to improve.

4. Jigsaws - from 'home' group on one specialist topic to become experts, then mix with people from othe groups to teach them their topic

4.1. Listening triads - put into trios, each given a role: Talker explains or comments on text, Questioner asks questions to prompt more points being raised, interviewer, etc. Recorder records key points and reports to class.

4.1.1. Mindmaps. 1 - In pairs, one person creates a mind map from textbook on large paper on the wall. In silence, partner is opposite and can use information to either write short speech or create a propganda poster using the info from the mindmap. etc/

5. Dictogloss

6. Guided Reading

7. Quiz, Quiz, Trade.

7.1. Throwback Thursday, Flashback Friday (end of lesson, write 5 questions to answer the next week).

8. RAP - Read aloud, Ask Questions, Paraphrase

9. silent debates

10. Flipped examples

11. Fishbowl strategy

12. Flipped Classroom Students watch video. Main lesson silent debate. most significant causes and consequences.

13. Colour coded info graphic

14. Essay thesauraus bookmark

15. Growth Mindset

15.1. What?

15.2. How?

16. Independent learning

16.1. DIRT - dedicated improvement and reflection time

17. Ice Breakers

18. Students know they can develop their skills and talents through effort and persistence, as well as being receptive to lessons and feedback. They generally believe they can improve through hard work and trying new learning methods.

19. The MYP Learner Profile Unlocking the MYP Learner Profile: Concept-based planning, teaching and assessment

20. MYP teachers organize the curriculum with appropriate attention to: • Teaching and learning in context. Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and the world that they have experienced. Using global contexts, MYP students explore human identity, global challenges and what it means to be internationally minded. • Conceptual understanding. Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and examine knowledge holistically. • Approaches to learning (ATL). A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, approaches to learning provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these skills help students learn how to learn. • Service as action (community service). Action (learning by doing and experiencing) and service have always been shared values of the IB community. Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. Service as action is an integral part of the programme, especially in the MYP community project. • Language and identity – MYP students are required to learn at least two languages. Learning to communicate in a variety of ways is fundamental to their development of intercultural understanding and crucial to their identity affirmation.

21. New topic strategies

21.1. KWL Charts

21.2. Socrative Seminar Socratic Seminars - ReadWriteThink

21.3. 3 of My Favorite Ways to Introduce a New History Topic

21.4. Jigsaws - from 'home' group on one specialist topic to become experts, then mix with people from othe groups to teach them their topic

21.5. Snowball - share ideas from individuals to pairs, to fours, and finally whole class.

21.6. Notice and Wonders (individually write down what they notice, then discuss with partners. Then, ask a few questions about the text, etc).

21.7. Rainbow Groups - give each person on each group a different cause who needs to give a 3 or 4 minute presentation to their group.

22. Lifelong Learning

22.1. Edutopia Course on the Science of Learning


22.3. Example lesson plans

23. Concept Based Approach

23.1. Causation

23.2. Empathic Understanding

23.3. Change and Continuity

23.4. Perspectives

24. IB

25. Formative Assessments

25.1. Self Assessments and Peer Assessing

25.2. 1 - get students to write down the questions they'd like to know the answer to. 2 - Share success criteria by showing them high level creation. 3 - Effective questioning, differentiated. 4- Thumbs up thumbs down. 5 - One sentence summary. 6 - EBI and WWW. 7 - Followed by DIRT.

25.3. Key Questions

25.4. Dylan Wiliams

26. Literacy

26.1. EAL Toolkit

26.2. Reading

26.3. Word Up! Replace 6 words using a thesaurus

26.4. Writing

26.4.1. WordSift.org

26.4.2. Lotus Diagram for Essay Writing

26.4.3. Essay flow charts

26.4.4. Essay Writing Toolkit

26.4.5. Nomilisation

26.4.6. Paper 2 Phrasing 24 key terms Explain like I'm 5. Group effort deconstructing difficult text to find meaning.

26.5. EAL

26.5.1. Scaffolding Language Learning

26.6. Teacher hand book for English skills (including vocab acquisition).

27. Differentiation

27.1. Graded questioning (verbal and written)

27.2. Mixed ability groups, by dynamic too

27.3. Flipped classroom allows students to aquire knowledge in their own time

27.3.1. Scaffolding with phrasing, vocab, for EAL learners

27.4. Learning Menus

27.5. Job Role Cards

28. Aquisition

28.1. Activity Stations

28.2. Socrative Seminar

28.3. Think Pair Share

28.4. Escape Rooms

28.5. Snowball - share ideas from individuals to pairs, to fours, and finally whole class.

28.6. Harkness

28.7. Living Graphs

28.8. 40 Second Chunks - pairs in A and B. Person A listens to teacher, repeats to B. B repeats back to A. Next up, B listens to teacher, repeats to A, etc.

28.9. Discussion Strategies

28.10. Connect, Extend, Challenge

29. Movement Breaks!

30. Plenaries

30.1. History Haiku

31. Revision

31.1. Speed dating. Then, each person then writes an A, B and C question related to their topic on the whiteboard. Whole class then aswers the questions for homework (only 1 Question C).

31.2. Thinking Quilts (colour coded topics)

31.3. Class tools revision wheel!

31.4. Revising Historical Figures - sticky notes on head, 20 questions to guess who. Then stick on board and students add significant points for each figure. Go over in class, write down.

31.5. Cornell Notes

31.6. Print out snakes and ladders boardgame plus 100 or so questions

31.7. Race - different groups race to read info and report back to writer.

31.8. Jigsaw - one group with different 'specialists'. 15 minutes writing notes, share with group. Then experts sit together, share and add. Re-group and report back new info.

31.9. Retrieval Relay Race (4 boxes)

31.10. Cops and Robbers Sheet

31.11. RAG and then Quiz using Reds and Ambers

31.12. Memory Palace

32. Blooms Taxonomy

33. Extensions and Challenges

33.1. QR Code Corner, Extension Activities Corner Create a fast-finishers corner or display where QR codes reveal an extension activity. Colour-coordinate the activities for each key learning area. – For example, codes on green paper reveal numeracy activities, codes on blue paper reveal literacy activities.

34. Feedback

34.1. Marking

34.2. Assessments and target setting

34.3. Reduce workload and increase impact

35. Higher Level Thinking Questions

36. Starters

36.1. Maths code breaker

36.2. History lesson starters

36.3. Do Now Sheets

36.4. Mega list

37. Technology

37.1. 28 ideas

37.2. Google Expeditions

37.3. Nearpod

37.4. Ideas for History class

38. Application

38.1. Silent debates

38.2. Balloon Debate

38.3. Create a biographic video of the historical figure

38.4. Create a rap song (causes, main events, consequences)

38.5. Create a boardgame

38.6. Advice to film director

38.7. Create a film trailer: show best trailers on youtube, give out storyboard, tips on trailers (main problem and characters), info. 2 lessons.

38.8. Create a political cartoon - message, context, purpose.

38.9. Sort cards by significance

38.10. A Level Strategies

38.11. Drama ideas

38.12. Flipgrid

38.13. Socratic Seminar

38.13.1. Socratic Seminar 2

38.14. Meme Generator

39. Sustainability

39.1. Link 1

40. Hattie's Top Ten

41. Retrieval Practice

41.1. Plenary

41.2. Challenge Grid

41.3. Picture Prompt

41.4. Self testing with Knowledge Organisers. One book each for 30 mins a week (checked).

41.5. Walkabout Bingo

41.6. Retrieval Relay Race (4 boxes, one box each, 30 seconds each)

41.7. Retrieval Practice Starters PPT

42. Learning Objectives