Markham T&L Blog

April 29, 2019

Teach Like A Champion 2.0 by Doug Lemov is a practical teaching book. Unlike many others that go into detail on the theory of education or how we learn, Teach Like A Champion is solely focused on techniques that teachers can implement in their classroom. 

Lemov states early on that many of these tech...

April 3, 2019

Developing independence and creativity through teaching approaches that promote collaboration and risk taking.

After getting an idea of each one of my S3 students; their musical interests, favourite genres, having heard them play their 1st and/or 2nd instruments and know a little about their musical...

April 3, 2019

On the front page of the March 2019 was a quote from Ben Gordon ‘Students are rarely given enough time to practise’.  This had a resonance with my experience in the teaching of Chemistry. For some years now, in Chemistry we have been developing ‘Do now’ type activities (page 6 of the bulletin) to me...

April 3, 2019

Every two or three years Cambridge, in their wisdom, decide to change the texts we can teach in IGCSE Literature.  Sometimes this can be a burden but, on this occasion, we used this as an opportunity to make some changes to the way we approach S3 and S4 English.  Changing two of the three texts at t...

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