Next week we start a film study of Cool Runnings – can’t wait! Most of this class is either in the Specialist Soccer or Specialist Netball programme and the others are all very active. My hope is that using this film, with sport as the initial ‘hook’ will allow me to develop students understanding of geography and, the film’s key ideas. I have found some terrific resources, one from a tweet I am following: http://www.salisbury.edu/counseling/new/7_critical_reading_strategies.html
I am going to experiment with Jean Blaydes Madigan’s approach to the brain and active learning in an effort to link key events/ideas and quotes. I will use a more “traditional” approach as well and compare the success of the students’ ability to recall these and make links to key concepts.
Lots of other ideas too! eg. the dustbin game and the the above/below the line game on classtools.net (am sure I have not got that last name right! Maybe I need to do a bit of Jean Blaydes Madigan on my own memory!)
Am looking forward to making this blog look a bit more exciting 🙂