An idea lifted from Daniel, but one that I’ve tried to develop at the school. I shared a few ideas on (un)planning yesterday with teachers. I define (un)planning as techniques that require very few resources to drive the lesson. Indeed, often there are only a handful of input. Most have been written about on this blog before, so this is more of a collection of past ideas.
1. Never off duty – this refers to the way in which there are always lesson resources and ideas in everyday life. It takes no time at all to create small resources like this recent one below:
2. Ban pens and pencils and paper. Just every now and again.
3. Use John Davitt’s Learning Event Generator.
4. Lead with enquiry and challenge students to think and come up with answers that you weren’t expecting. Iceland does not exist.