Markham T&L Blog

March 27, 2020

Amidst the current crisis keeping us all housebound, there is no doubt that many are going a little bonkers. Online teaching provides several advantages but seems to also create more stress and work. 

As with all sections, the English department has been working to ensure meaningful and relevant task...

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...

April 11, 2018

As a department we are continually discussing how we can develop more engagement, independence and stamina with reading in our students. As the first unit that we teach in the middle school is a novel, I was drawn to this blog which suggested that the techniques would ‘revolutionise’ how we teach it...

May 26, 2016

 

What We Did:

 

We carried out a Lesson Study that focused on enhancing students thinking and analysis skills. Through our Lesson Study, we hoped to encourage students to produce more detailed and in-depth responses to exam-style analysis tasks. We carried out the joint planning and predicting of stud...

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