Getting Rid of Plagiarism in the Classroom by @LynnUsrey | Starter for Five

Name: Lynn
Twitter name: @LynnUsrey
Sector: Early Years, Primary, Secondary, FE, Special school
Subject taught (if applicable): Writing, English
Position: Teacher, Course owner
What is your advice about?  Get rid of plagiarism in the classroom

1: Learn what makes students plagiarize. Lack of motivation, unawareness of plagiarism and citation rules, heavy workload etc. can cause plagiarism in the classroom.

2: Tell about plagiarism and provide students with notable examples. The more students know, the better chances they have not to plagiarize.

3: Suggest ways of avoiding plagiarism….

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Teaching Art by @amuseED | Starter for Five

Name: Allison Fairey
Twitter name: @amuseED
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Visual Arts + RE
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Teaching Art

1: Most students will arrive motivated to participate but don’t make the mistake of believing this makes teaching art easy. Students can have unrealistic expectations.

2: Demonstrate the skills you want them to learn. Participate yourself in the learning activities you set. Work alongside of your students.

3: Cultivate a positive learning environment where students see you modelling the language they should use when talking…

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Selecting A Mentor by @amuseED | Starter for Five

Name: Allison Fairey
Twitter name: @amuseED
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Visual Arts + RE
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Selecting a Mentor

1: In the early days meet as many other staff members as possible. Learn their names, their role and engage in conversation with them so they get to know you.

2: Begin thinking about who on staff are the well respected teachers, the good practitioners, the ones achieving good results & who have eager, satisfied, settled students.

3: Cultivate a professional relationship with these teachers. Ask them questions,…

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First Day Basics by @amuseED | Starter for Five

Name: Allison Fairey
Twitter name: @amuseED
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Visual Arts + RE
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? First Day Basics

1: You should be welcomed into the school prior to your first teaching day for an orientation program, meet with key staff & curriculum coordinators & complete a WH&S induction.

2: Ask for your timetable & get someone to help you decode or make sense of it. Ask for class lists with a photo of each student (if possible).

3: Begin the process of befriending other staff. Take note of the names of everyone…

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What to do when plans change… by @ThisIsLiamM | Starter for Five

Name: Liam
Twitter name: @ThisIsLiamM
Sector: Primary
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Head of Year
What is your advice about? What to do when plans change…

1: Try something new. It’s a chance to give that idea a go that you’ve not had time to fit it.

2: Practise some times table facts, vocabulary or number bonds. Hopefully in a fun, interactive and engaging way.

3: Grab some technology (desktops, laptops, tablets etc.). Get online and do the learning there.

4: An impromptu PE lesson (if space allows).

5: If no one is looking, play a game of ‘Heads Down Thumbs Up’ or ‘Who Stole…

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Screens in Classrooms by @SurrealAnarchy | Starter for Five

Name: Martin Robinson
Twitter name: @surrealanarchy
Sector: Early Years,Primary,Secondary,FE
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Consultant
What is your advice about? Screens in classrooms

1: Tim Leary said about LSD: tune in, turn on, drop out. On screens in classrooms I say: turn off, tune in to the teaching and conversations, drop your devices…

2: If a school leader offers you a set of iPads look them politely in the eye and refuse them. Do not waver.

3: If you have an IWB in your classroom unplug it and hide the cables. If you are offered IWB training politely and firmly…

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Responding to Advice by @timcscarborough | Starter for Five

Name: Tim Scarborough
Twitter name: @timcscarborough
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Responding to advice

1: Be polite, even if you disagree. You may have a real issue with someone’s teaching philosophy, but at least listen to their reasoning first.

2: Test it (within reason). There will be some things that you’ve tried and know won’t work, but most people don’t throw out advice without some evidence, so ask them why.

3: Confront it with evidence. If you don’t buy it, or if you know it doesn’t stand up, try to show…

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