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Creating a Classroom Buzz

14 activities for the classroom teacher
4.4 (14 ratings)
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Created by Thomas Rogers
Last updated 3/2016
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Description

"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.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for any teacher of any experience level who is looking for new teaching and learning ideas
  • The course contains activities that can support your own classroom and behaviour management
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What Will I Learn?
Discover a range of activities and strategies to increase student engagement in your classroom
Engage with the latest classroom pedagogy from the UK
Benefit from my 9 years experience teaching in the UK
Apply what you learn in your own classroom - straight away!
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Requirements
  • This course is accessible to anyone interested in or already involved in education
  • There are no requirements for additional software
  • The course contains ideas and strategies that can be applied in the classroom with little or no additional support/resources
Curriculum For This Course
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Creating a Classroom Buzz
1 Lecture 01:14
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Strategies for Creating a Classroom Buzz
13 Lectures 46:08

A brilliantly simple activity with excellent results

SnowBall
02:58

Assessment for Learning activity that can be used at the beggining or the end of lessons

Preview 03:35

Comprehension activity with a twist

Quick Fire
05:29

A selection of methods to engage students in higher level thinking

Creative card sorts
04:39

A play on the gameshow of the same name

Deal or No Deal
03:19

A super engaging quiz requiring little preparation

Fact Football
03:10

Peer to Peer learning at its finest

Half and Half
03:54

An acitivity to support enquiry based learning

Preview 05:55

Supporting students in their ability to listen, observe and describe as well as working as part of a team

Secret Picture
04:15

A whole class activity for making learning links

Sequence Steps
03:11

A word association game with a tennis twist

Talking Tennis
01:34

Students love to have the chance to beat the teacher!

Challenge the Teacher
01:39

Simple paired enquiry activity

Back to Back
02:30
About the Instructor
4.1 Average rating
239 Reviews
3,872 Students
8 Courses
Global Educator and Trainer

I'm Thomas 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 will take up the role of Head of History at O Castro International School in 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. 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 last academic year.

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. 

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