"Creating a Classroom Buzz" is a course designed for global teachers searching for tried and tested ways to engage their students in learning. The course contains 14 lectures containing step by step instructions for a variety of teaching and learning strategies that have been proven to impact on student progress and outcomes. They can be implemented easily across a range of different subject areas. The activities are easy to plan and resource and many come with downloadable templates to save you time.
As a teacher with more than 8 years teaching experience in the UK, I am passionate about sharing some of the best practice I have seen and experimented with myself in the classroom.
If you are an educator who is looking to take control of your own professional development and innovate in the classroom, then this course is for you.
A brilliantly simple activity with excellent results
Assessment for Learning activity that can be used at the beggining or the end of lessons
Comprehension activity with a twist
A selection of methods to engage students in higher level thinking
A play on the gameshow of the same name
A super engaging quiz requiring little preparation
Peer to Peer learning at its finest
Supporting students in their ability to listen, observe and describe as well as working as part of a team
A whole class activity for making learning links
A word association game with a tennis twist
Students love to have the chance to beat the teacher!
Simple paired enquiry activity
I'm Tom Rogers, a passionate and experienced educator from the UK.
I started my professional teaching career as a High School teacher in 2008 and, at the age of 28, went on to become a Head of Department in one of the highest performing schools in the North West of England in 2013. In September 2016, I took up the role of Head of History at O Castro British International School in Vigo, Spain.
I have founded, organised and co-hosted #TMHistoryIcons, the only national TeachMeet for History teachers in the UK. Its inaugural meeting took place in March 2016 in Chester and was attended by more than 100 teachers. The second event took place in April 2017 in the same city with the third scheduled for April 2018.
I currently write a weekly column for the TES, the largest educational publication in the UK.
I am the director of RogersHistory, an online educational platform which was used by more than 100 schools and 1000 students in the last academic year. My youtube channel supports students to achieve their academic goals and has accrued 50,000 views. I am followed by more than 6000 educators (and others) on twitter.
I try to bring my passion for teaching and learning into all my Udemy courses. The way in which my courses are planned reflects my current professional role and subject expertise.