Summer holiday photo task – an induction activity | jivespin

Another induction task I am going to use with my Year 7 form is the Summer holidays photo task. Summarised on the slide below, which can be copied as small cards to give to students when setting the activity, the task aims students to share what they have done over the summer and encourages them to talk about themselves and their interests. To start the ball rolling, when setting the activity, you may want to share three of your own Summer holiday photos with your form.

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Summer holiday photo task – an induction activity | jivespin

Another induction task I am going to use with my Year 7 form is the Summer holidays photo task. Summarised on the slide below, which can be copied as small cards to give to students when setting the activity, the task aims students to share what they have done over the summer and encourages them to talk about themselves and their interests. To start the ball rolling, when setting the activity, you may want to share three of your own Summer holiday photos with your form.

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Secret best friend – an induction activity | jivespin

As a Year 7.form tutor in September, I am looking for effective activities to help this new form bond and work together in an effective manner. Let’s face it, they are going to be together for at least the next five years and will need to accept each other and form positive relationships. A great source of activities and tasks is Molly Potter’s 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Tutor Time and the Secret Best Friend activity is ideal to help students foster good relationships within the form.

Inspired by Molly’s idea, I have created this slide which explains the Secret Best Friend challenge…

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Secret best friend – an induction activity | jivespin

As a Year 7.form tutor in September, I am looking for effective activities to help this new form bond and work together in an effective manner. Let’s face it, they are going to be together for at least the next five years and will need to accept each other and form positive relationships. A great source of activities and tasks is Molly Potter’s 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Tutor Time and the Secret Best Friend activity is ideal to help students foster good relationships within the form.

Inspired by Molly’s idea, I have created this slide which explains the Secret Best Friend challenge…

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Structure Strips – stripping literacy to the basics | jivespin

Structure strips are probably the most helpful literacy tool I have seen in a long time. Created by primary maestro, Stephen Lockyer, who can be found on Twitter at @mrlockyer, and championed by Caroline Spalding, @MrsSpalding on Twitter, structure strips are a tool which can help focus students on how to structure their writing and what to include in each paragraph. Although first used in primary education, they can easily be translated and used in the secondary classroom.

Structure strips are like bookmark strips of paper which are stuck in the margin of a page in a student’s exercise…

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