Active Engagement Part 3: Use your physiology in unusual ways! #pgce #teachstrong #ukedchat

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An article by Richard James Rogers

Illustrations by Pop Sutthiya Lertyongphati

Hello and Happy Sunday! Wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, we hope that today has been (or will be) happy and productive for you.

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In this final article in our three part Active Engagement series, we’ll be exploring:

  1. How outstanding teachers can often be rather eccentric by using action and movement to make their lessons fun, compelling and effective
  2. Some simple actions you can take to turn mundane questions such as “Is sodium hydroxide an acid or a base?” into an opportunity for action, movement and full sense-perception

new doc 32_5This article is slightly shorter than the previous two and, as it is the final section for this series, you’ll find a very useful summary at the end. As always, please feel free to share this post with anyone you feel would benefit from it, and please do comment with your own ideas in the comments box at the bottom. 

The following extracts and pictures come from my debut book: The Quick Guide to Classroom Management. Enjoy!

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Here we go!

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Try these simple activities to bring movement and action into your lessons!

Human graph and true or false

Human numbers

Active Engagement Summary: Make sure you read Part 1 and 2 too!

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High School Science and Mathematics Teacher, Author and Blogger. Graduated from Bangor University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Molecular Biology and a PGCE in Secondary Science Education. Richard also holds the coveted Certificate in Mathematics from the Open University (UK). Richard is the award-winning author of The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know

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