While reflecting upon teaching during corridor patrol, friend and colleague Sam Atkins came out with the title. I agree with him. Priory Geography does well because its team each take responsibility for various projects. These projects link in to the curriculum.
In the past two weeks we have:
- developed the use of mobile learning in exploring how to help EAL students through geography and technology;
- set geocaches linked to the London 2012 Olympic Games, which will appear on BBC South Today on Thursday (15th March 2012);
- seen Year 7 students set up flags in Ravlin Park in Portsmouth for a Dysarticulate Project;
- taken part in a workshop aimed at developing the new National Curriculum;
- completed a 4 day residential in the North Downs;
- planned our contribution to the BBC’s School Report taking place at Action Stations and will see students heading to London to interview Lord Coe;
- developed curriculum resources for the Geography of Conflict;
- run revision workshops and Duke of Edinburgh Award training sessions;
- planned a Guerrilla Geography event (more on this soon);
- put the finishing touches together on our Controlled Assessment fieldwork;
- sung the praises of Geography during Options evening;
- Taught the odd lesson…..
Teaching is more than just our subject.