How do you engage as many pupils as possible?

#ukedchat 8th December 2011 username ikeontoast time status #ukedchat and we're off. How do you engage as many pupils as possible? 19:59 thoughts please RT @SchoolsRecords: We are making a documentary about music in Schools around the world if you would like to be involved. 19:59 info@schoolsrecordlabel.com #ukedchat My mac has arrived and it really does come with a polishing cloth!!! read 19:59 "ilemmings and macbabble" #ukedchat Peteyeomans.wordpress.com Ok, it's 8pm. Welcome to #ukedchat Your host this evening is @ikeontoast Topic = "How do you engage as many pupils as possible?" RT @SchoolsRecords: We are making a documentary about music in Schools around the world if you would like to be involved. info@schoolsrecordlabel.com #ukedchat RT @ikeontoast: #ukedchat and we're off. How do you engage as many pupils as possible? thoughts please #ukedchat I'm looking fwd to tonight - have a couple of classes I am struggling to engage at mo. Would love inspiration or advice! @islayian @rjnicolson @Rthy true, good point. may be this is one answer to the #ukedchat question tonight?

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#ukedchat energy and a willingness to engage with students as individuals #ukedchat don't forget your # to get the tweets in the timeline enthusiasm and high quality resources #ukedchat Please remember to include #ukedchat in your responses. Find out what children are interested in and integrate it into your lessons. 20:01 #ukedchat Students at Bham Uni could face fines, seizure of assets and imprisonment 20:01 for contempt of court. http://t.co/VMGQ4113 #ukedchat RT @ikeontoast: #ukedchat and we're off. How do you engage as many 20:01 pupils as possible? thoughts please #ukedchat for students to engage fully they first need the skills to enjoy 20:02 and get their teeth into tasks RT @ukedchat: Ok, it's 8pm. Welcome to #ukedchat Your host this evening 20:02 is @ikeontoast Topic = "How do you engage as many pupils as possible?" #ukedchat The key is relevance and humour. Tell children WHY they are learning something and make them laugh whilst they're learning it! RT @harrisonmike: @ukedchat @ikeontoast #ukedchat personalisation wherever possible. #ukedchat I like phone a friend, but they have to repeat the question a'la millionaire Making sure that lessons reflect their interests and give the activities a 'real' purpose. #ukedchat

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @ikeontoast: “@ukedchat: One hour until #ukedchat "How do you engage as many pupils as possible?", hosted by @ikeontoast―>newbies > welcome #ukedchat an inspiring lesson/s that really challenge them but are also often fun. RT @Educationchat: @ikeontoast The key is relevance and humour. Tell children why they are learning something and make them laugh! #ukedchat #ukedchat how do you engage your pupils? I love humour...

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20:02 @ukedchat @ikeontoast #ukedchat personalisation wherever possible. #ukedchat I wonder sometimes if our curriculum content is engaging - try 20:02 to make it so but struggle at times I feel ashamed as a former student. Outrageous behaviour from B'ham Uni 20:02 http://t.co/VMGQ4113 #ukedchat #ukedchat I ensure that at least half the chn answer my questions by 20:02 asking them to tell their partner their answer Good point! RT @Educationchat: @dailydenouement Are we teaching the 20:03 curriculum or teaching children? #ukedchat #ukedchat it's the same from primary to university: practical and theoretical engagement, and in hand. all students learn in different ways. @ICTmagic can you always meet interests or are there times when they just have to do something? #ukedchat @Educationchat humour is vital as is the willingness to make a fool of myself - not too hard actually. #ukedchat @dailydenouement Are we teaching the curriculum or teaching children? #ukedchat #ukedchat Personalise and hand over the learning to them to discover then mentor and use collaboration around interests #ukedchat Treat them as people, I've never shouted at a kid, same as I wouldn't shout at an adult, saying that I'm rarely in classrooms! RT @ICTmagic: Find a new Christmas resource everyday in December up to Christmas. See what’s behind door no 8. http://t.co/4MXv2SY0 #ukedchat #edtech Oops sorry didnt see it had turned 8 oclock, forgive my rants about Bham Uni ...how not to engage students tho? #ukedchat @KnikiDavies knowing your students is key, let them select a topic and take the lead #ukedchat Involve children in their learning (what/why/how) so that they become owners of their knowledge #ukedchat

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allow the children to be fully involved in all aspects of their learning and 20:04 give them autonomy over how they learn! #ukedchat Sorry can't be around for #ukedchat tonight. My 2p worth - cooperative 20:04 structures force participation in the classroom get everyone engaged.

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 #ukedchat education is first and foremost social so interact on a social level 20:04 - get to know them and give a bit of you. Agree humour works @davidhunter Great strategy, allows expression of ideas. This needs to be a culture in a classroom, ch need to learn this skill #ukedchat #ukedchat differentiation is key. also try hands down and directed questions. Visual aids work a treat. RT @GeekPeter: #ukedchat Treat them as people, I've never shouted at a kid, same as I wouldn't shout at an adult, saying that I'm rarely in classrooms! #ukedchat the national curriculum doesnt always allow us to inspire and engage students

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Give students ownership of their learning more to truly engage and 20:04 student voice is important. Are they enjoying their learning?#ukedchat @MrWickensPE @@ukedchat @@ikeontoast do we main a lesson, or in 20:04 education in general? 20:04 REALLY listen. unconditionally. #ukedchat @GarethSurgey @GarethSurgey @Rthy There is no single answer to the 20:04 #ukedchat question tonight RT @danhaesler: #ukedchat its important to understand what we mean by 20:05 engaging. Too many think of it purely as occupying... #ukedchat Sorry to be predictable, but using technology can help engage 20:05 students, especially if they are allowed to use their own! #ukedchat Getting them cross about an issue works for me. Get them 20:05 talking! Investigative learning, don't spoon feed students information and facts 20:05 #ukedchat 20:05 well-structured lesson plan with differentiated tasks #ukedchat @eyebeams follow interests to engage…but can we always do this? does 20:05 curric allow? #ukedchat @ikeontoast at tiimes they simply do have to work that shouldnt get in 20:05 the way of engaging them. if they are engaged they work #ukedchat #ukedchat another good way to engage is to give students ownership of 20:05 the work that they are doing here's one way I've been engaging my learners from the very start of the 20:05 lesson http://t.co/gyQ9rzA3 #GTP #ukedchat It's all about engagement,different styles to different lessons so all children 20:05 have a chance to succeed..that's my thought anyway #ukedchat RT @Educationchat: @dailydenouement Are we teaching the curriculum or 20:05 teaching children? #ukedchat q+a sessions can be done in pairs/groups.Teach them how to move around 20:05 the room quickly+ safely and always ask for some feedback #ukedchat #ukedchat its important to understand what we mean by engaging. Too 20:05 many think of it purely as occupying...

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @richardblaize: Involve children in their learning (what/why/how) so that they become owners of their knowledge #ukedchat @ICTwitz predictable, but very true - like it! #ukedchat #ukedchat has anyone used any good AfL techniques to test whether the students are engaged? I meant to also say engagement is all about purpose...so the class have a goal! #ukedchat @danhaesler Someone's been reading Dan Pink ;) #ukedchat

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RT @mrprcollins: here's one way I've been engaging my learners from the 20:06 very start of the lesson http://t.co/gyQ9rzA3 #GTP #ukedchat “@imrandjk: #ukedchat the national curriculum doesnt always allow us > 20:06 to inspire and engage students”>agree with this…tough #ukedchat I like students teaching sections of the lesson - not presenting, 20:06 but teaching 20:06 @danhaesler Yes, if pupils are engaged, they also learn #ukedchat @imrandjk Disagree. The National Curriculum is vague enough to allow 20:06 virtually ANY topic to be taught. #ukedchat @islayian @garethsurgey @garethsurgey @rthy but what works best do 20:06 you feel? I think its relationship… #ukedchat #ukedchat Genuine engagement requires three things. 1. Autonomy 2. 20:06 Mastery 3. Purpose. Is it realistic to expect this every lesson ? @danhaesler: #ukedchat its important to understand what we mean by 20:06 engaging. Too many think of it purely as occupying gd point Personal interaction and proper feedback is one of the things I always 20:06 thought when it comes to engaging the students #ukedchat #ukedchat keep rewriting ideas for relevance and involve students in 20:06 delivery #ukedchat #ukedchat I always thought 'vak' was nonesense.give a range of stimuli in 20:06 every lesson to keep everyone involved. No hands up. Thank, pair, share followed by randomly selecting a pupil. I 20:06 use playing cards now. #ukedchat #ukedchat they also LOVE to use new technology and quite like gimmicky 20:06 things as well RT @ikeontoast: “@imrandjk: #ukedchat the national curriculum doesn't allow us to inspire & engage ss― nonsense! Always room to be > 20:07 creative 20:07 AfL #ukedchat 20:07 @ukedchat make it fun although sometimes hard to do 20:07 @Bob_the_teach @ukedchat @ikeontoast Both!! @imrandjk #ukedchat really disagree with this - nc doesn't limit we are 20:07 free to teach how we like and choose own content whilst following it

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 ikeontoast mrpeel danhaesler alexgingell ICTwitz @TeachToAll how does this work practically? >>can you give examples 20:07 #ukedchat #ukedchat tutor role and extra curricular roles help to break barriers and 20:07 relax the classroom #ukedchat 20:07 #ukedchat how do you determine whether kids are genuinely engaged? Think it is important for the teacher to also be engaged and to show this! 20:07 #ukedchat @nightzookeeper Thank you :-) If the tech is relevant to pupils, they will 20:07 get absorbed into learning activity #ukedchat Peer Tutoring works a treat. YP learn so much from each other & being a 20:07 PT means they learn about the learning process too. #ukedchat Before we can engage students, we need to build a positive relationship 20:07 with them! #ukedchat RT @nightzookeeper: Investigative learning, don't spoon feed students 20:07 information and facts #ukedchat @paulblakemore Lolly sticks with names on, rally robin, talking partners, 20:07 whiteboards...every child HAS to be engaged. #ukedchat #ukedchat For e.g, a class film where all had a part to play before it could 20:07 be completed - total engagement in KS1 http://t.co/o97Nbnu5 @ikeontoast Yes they develop agility of mind, curiosity and other 20:07 attributes they can bring to bear on required stuff - #ukedchat @WideEyedNQT that's true; heated (and monitored) discussions often 20:07 mean the key issues are brought up by the students themselves. #ukedchat #ukedchat a combo of imaginative planning, humour, relevance and range 20:07 of learning styles. Changes for every class, know your learners don't be too harsh on yourself if you do think some of your group are not engaged though, they may take more than you think away #ukedchat @danhaesler Top #ukedchat tweet. This is why I love these chats @rjnicolson totally agree #ukedchat @danhaesler By careful elicitation and smart formative assessment procedures #ukedchat RT @MrWickensPE: Before we can engage students, we need to build a positive relationship with them! #ukedchat RT @Heatherleatt: @imrandjk #ukedchat really disagree with this - nc doesn't limit we are free to teach how we like and choose own content whilst following it @nightzookeeper agree and once they are used to it it develops awarenss of markschemes - really good tool #ukedchat make sure you tell your students exactly what is coming up on the exam (attend a seminar to find this out) #jokeofcourse #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: #ukedchat how do you determine whether kids are genuinely engaged?

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 danhaesler TeachToAll Educationchat #ukedchat engagement taps into who kids are, rather than just what they 20:08 can do... @imrandjk this is true but surely how we choose to deliver the lessons 20:08 does?! :) #ukedchat RT @MrWickensPE: Before we can engage students, we need to build a 20:08 positive relationship with them! #ukedchat Never be afraid to 'bribe' them @ Primary. Finding ClassDoJo a superb 20:08 addition to class management this year. http://t.co/bL65ZZyj #ukedchat @Educationchat @imrandjk - I'd also agree with that, it lends itself 20:08 perfectly to the skills of the teacher allowing all sorts #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: #ukedchat Genuine engagement requires three things. 1. Autonomy 2. Mastery 3. Purpose. Is it realistic to expect this every lesson ? @danhaesler check the carat of the ring? #ukedchat @mrpeel peer assessment is also a good tool, really gets them thinking and being critical #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: #ukedchat its important to understand what we mean by engaging. Too many think of it purely as occupying... RT @MrWickensPE: Before we can engage students, we need to build a positive relationship with them! #ukedchat @ikeontoast I agree along with skills is mentoring #ukedchat @missradders it's available on the #TES http://t.co/Y7kkoFNG #GTP #mathchat #math #ukedchat

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@mrpeel agreed…think we all have to do things in life we don't enjoy but 20:09 building a relationship with kids will help them see this #ukedchat Is it possible to engage a WHOLE class. Some pupils bring issues with them 20:09 INTO school. #ukedchat 20:09 @GeekPeter it helps being male and 6'4 I think ( not always) #ukedchat RT @richardblaize: Involve children in their learning (what/why/how) so 20:09 that they become owners of their knowledge #ukedchat RT @mattpearson: make sure you tell your students exactly what is coming up on the exam (attend a seminar to find this out) #jokeofcourse 20:09 #ukedchat 20:09 @danhaesler if they're still awake? Hehe #ukedchat @Educationchat totally agree with those too! I prefer cards with names on 20:09 to lolly sticks though, you can do more things with them #ukedchat #ukedchat getting to know learners before teaching them allows for 20:09 effective differentiation and relevant learning opportunities @StuartMaginnis directing differentiated questions that target higher 20:09 order thinking skills is effective #ukedchat RT @ICTmagic: Ensure that the child is the largest player in their own 20:09 assessment, followed by properly trained classmates. #ukedchat agree!

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @mattpearson: make sure you tell your students exactly what is coming up on the exam (attend a seminar to find this out) #jokeofcourse 20:09 #ukedchat RT @mattpearson: make sure you tell your students exactly what is coming up on the exam (attend a seminar to find this out) #jokeofcourse 20:09 #ukedchat Then from that we can allow students to be 'responsible for their own 20:09 learning' - this WILL engage learners if done correctly! #ukedchat 20:09 @ufasarah mine in asembly - but that is a life skill.. #ukedchat #ukedchat I admire teachers that can have a positive relationship but also 20:09 be able to manage behaviour well,must be hard to get the balance Promised my Yr9s in Sep I'd have them writing high-level structured essays 20:09 2000+ words by June; mostly highly engaged at thought #ukedchat Ensure that the child is the largest player in their own assessment, 20:09 followed by properly trained classmates. #ukedchat #ukedchat democratic education. Involve sts in yr choices - how to tackle 20:09 curriculum, classroom layout, negotiated syllabi @thechrissyt yeah you have to vary to hit as many people as possible…#ukedchat i feel teaching kids they will love things & not love 20:09 things #ukedchat Students need to know what's in it for them - once this is sold 20:09 motivation is straightforward @ikeontoast @imrandjk a matter of taking the core LO and putting your own stamp on them - make them fun and lessons creative #ukedchat sometimes people's 'listening faces look like disengagement but arent. #ukedchat #ukedchat #kagan structures completely changed my approach RT @mattpearson: make sure you tell your students exactly what is coming up on the exam (attend a seminar to find this out) #jokeofcourse #ukedchat #ukedchat Engagement is important but so is rigour @mattpearson Wicked boy - but making the tacit explicit is a form of engaging ;) #ukedchat #ukedchat Ownership is key to engagement. Kids need to be in control and being listened to. Get to know the children in your class, use their hobbies/interests as a stimulius for learning http://t.co/SkbovH1p #ukedchat #ukedchat honesty and trust? #ukedchat RT @imrandjk: #ukedchat they also LOVE to use new technology and quite like gimmicky things as well RT @mattpearson: make sure you tell your students exactly what is coming up on the exam (attend a seminar to find this out) #jokeofcourse #ukedchat “@WideEyedNQT: #ukedchat Getting them cross about an issue works for me. Get them talking!―>>thinking skills here > Page 7 of 43

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 ben_solly RT @MrWickensPE: Before we can engage students, we need to build a 20:10 positive relationship with them! #ukedchat RT @ICTmagic: Ensure that the child is the largest player in their own 20:10 assessment, followed by properly trained classmates. #ukedchat RT @ICTwitz: Is it possible to engage a WHOLE class. Some pupils bring 20:10 issues with them INTO school. #ukedchat 20:10 #ukedchat engage=thinking=doing something with their ideas... @LearningSpy So long as it isn't rigor mortis - depends how you do it 20:11 mentoring and expertise allied with good pedagogy helps #ukedchat 20:11 @mrpeel No indeed - they need to be expertly blended #ukedchat 20:11 @mrpeel :-) #ukedchat @imrandjk Disagree. If you look at what the NC actually says we have to 20:11 teach it's open to creativity and imagination. #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: #ukedchat engagement taps into who kids are, rather 20:11 than just what they can do... @Educationchat @imrandjk maybe its teachers planning then that restricts 20:11 them too much? #ukedchat @KThomtweets @danhaesler #ukedchat 3 tips: make learning relevant, 20:11 make levels suitable for ALL, and deliver with belief in your class 20:11 @GeekPeter not so hard, you just have to be firm but fair #ukedchat RT @ukedchat: One hour until #ukedchat "How do you engage as many 20:11 pupils as possible?", hosted by @ikeontoast How can you engage all children in a large group such as assemblies. 20:11 strategies? #ukedchat @LearningSpy but the two need not be mutually exclusive, surely? 20:11 #ukedchat @Heatherleatt thanks, any specific examples that have really stretched the 20:11 Learners? #ukedchat RT @jacksloan: #ukedchat Ownership is key to engagement. Kids need to 20:11 be in control and being listened to. an engaging way to manage behaviour http://t.co/2AZiEPu1 #GTP 20:11 #ukedchat @GeekPeter #ukedchat it is hard to get the balance, very hard at time but 20:11 the effort is paid back ten-fold 20:11 Learning should be a balance of creativity and analysis #ukedchat hey @InsiaI are you on #ukedchat tonight? Any ideas from what our YP 20:11 network has told you? #ukedchat OK getting a lot of abuse here but you cannot deny that there is 20:11 too much work to cover in short periods of time When teachers confuse engagement with conformity. 20:11 http://t.co/m8JCBolA #ukedchat #ukedchat Relevant content (or at least contextualised content) a safe 20:11 environment to take risks and thinking skills activities. @camaxwell that's true; when you see what you've learnt it's one thing, 20:12 but when it's embraced by others it's fantastic. #ukedchat Page 8 of 43

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 LearningSpy Biolady99 sciencelabman @eyebeams I think a blend of engagement & rigour makes rigor mortis 20:12 impossible - you may know different? #ukedchat RT @MrWickensPE: Before we can engage students, we need to build a 20:12 positive relationship with them! #ukedchat @MrWickensPE understanding how each kid ticks is so important 20:12 #ukedchat Yes RT @camaxwell: Great projects with real outcomes engage students. 20:12 Do projects that are publicly visible & for the community #ukedchat @ikeontoast #ukedchat especially when they have to start justifying their positions. Can often bring some of the quieter ones forward too! @imrandjk Disagree with that too! The national strategies were prescriptive and over long. The NC is bare minimum. #ukedchat @MrWickensPE Sometimes though staff try to be their friends and fail, then can't get the respect or control back #ukedchat @GeekPeter it takes lots of work :) #ukedchat Great projects with real outcomes engage students. Do projects that are publicly visible & for the community #ukedchat

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Agree, students seem more engaged when they get feedback & comments 20:12 from their peers@nightzookeeper @mrpeel #ukedchat 20:12 @mattpearson good point.. we might never engage some #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: When teachers confuse engagement with conformity. 20:12 http://t.co/m8JCBolA #ukedchat #ukedchat you can't go wrong with a jigsaw activity. If you give them 20:12 responsibility then they rise to the challenge. #ukedchat I've had #Kagan training but don't feel I've fully embraced it yet would love to visit a school that has. Huge potential. @ben_solly @richardblaize 'Students taking responsibility for their own learning' #ukedchat Will have to duck out of the #ukedchat and will catch up with the wiki later. Engage to engage! RT @Mad_teach: Fun fun fun and a little bit more fun! #ukedchat

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@WideEyedNQT @mattpearson It gives them a target, knowing where 20:13 they are going. But doesn't make that lesson 'engaging'! #ukedchat @ikeontoast That's the key - subverting curricula is the way forward 20:13 #ukedchat Establishing home/school dialogue with teacher/parents is vital to ensure 20:13 learning happens everywhere because children WANT to. #ukedchat Drama in a variety of different subjects, get them talking and moving 20:13 #ukedchat #ukedchat publishing to a wider audience in any way - blogs, YouTube etc 20:13 is something they love. Really helps with literacy.

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 @LearningSpy @imrandjk not sure i said it doesn't allow…more we feel we have to stick to it rigidly…i don't by the way #ukedchat #ukedchat creativity is good - poetry by artistic response is always fun as is film making in response to a text.. #ukedchat @WideEyedNQT @mattpearson Is this enough to 'engage' them? Still sounds boring! #ukedchat @dailydenouement I heard about a sec. school that uses kagan a lot recently i can look it up and let you know #ukedchat Fun fun fun and a little bit more fun! #ukedchat RT @dailydenouement: Yes RT @camaxwell: Great projects with real outcomes engage students. Do projects that are publicly visible & for the community #ukedchat @ICTmagic how do we engage parents that we need to talk to. i only ever talk to kids parents who are doing well. #ukedchat #ukedchat new tech is not good by definition.. sometimes simply talking to them is more effective #ukedchat

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RT @lankyflamingo: #ukedchat you can't go wrong with a jigsaw activity. If 20:14 you give them responsibility then they rise to the challenge. Engagement doesn't just mean fun. also requires all to be active & learning 20:14 #ukedchat @ikeontoast the idea of 'LHTL' where if chldrn are able to learn in the way 20:14 that suits them best they shld b mre engaged! #ukedchat @LearningSpy Like to think engagement brings with it rigour through 20:14 mentoring and expertise if those are missing it could be fluff #ukedchat 20:14 Off to school will rejoin for the las 15mins if I can #ukedchat I always photocopy my Y11 History Key Assmts b4 2 marking 2 mark schemes; they mark copies & then compare 2 mine - always engages! 20:14 #ukedchat RT @ICTwitz: @danhaesler Top #ukedchat tweet. This is why I love these 20:14 chats #ukedchat get the rocks of routine spot on. Behaviour for learning and AfL. 20:14 You can then take creative risks. @ICTwitz #ukedchat have to agree. New tech engages all students. If can 20:14 use own there may be enough to go round. 20:15 @Cherise_Duxbury strategies to engage all students #ukedchat @imrandjk don't feel abused… feel challenged…I agree..at the moment 20:15 Im running from one task to the next #ukedchat 20:15 @mrpeel Getting them to talk to you is even better ;) #ukedchat @KThomtweets @@Bob_the_teach @@danhaesler KT, I don't mean levels 20:15 as in NC levels, but as in zone of proximal development. #ukedchat @ikeontoast taught an A level student once, seemed bored for 2 years, 20:15 met him 3 years later and he remembered stuff we did fondly #ukedchat #ukedchat how do you sell the learning to the kids, they want a Nintendo 20:15 ds, would do anything to get one - make learning as compelling Page 10 of 43

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 Engage students by making learning fun. Make dry topics exciting & 20:15 relevant - add some ketchup! http://t.co/MNMrKind @ukedchat RT @mrpeel: @LearningSpy agree, engagement must be an intellectual 20:15 process otherwise we'd just watch the simpsons all day #ukedchat Give them as real a purpose as possible, real audience/end users/peers i.e. 20:15 blogs, YouTube and a schools VLE where possible #ukedchat Kagen, solo, web2.0 tools, relationship building, constant feed forward, mini personalised learning, TEEP mini vids, creativity #ukedchat Smooth jazz, maybe a dash of early 90s trip hop works a treat for me. Aces. #ukedchat RT @KnikiDavies: Find out what children are interested in and integrate it into your lessons. #ukedchat @LearningSpy agree, engagement must be an intellectual process otherwise we'd just watch the simpsons all day #ukedchat

ben_solly

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richardblaize

JOHNSAYERS hip_teacher BoosterCushion mrpeel

20:15 20:15 20:15 20:15

GeekPeter mr_chadwick LearningSpy MrWickensPE KThomtweets

#ukedchat I'd be a teacher if kids listened but I don't have the ability or 20:15 confidence to get them to shut up even after 9 yrs in secondary! Engagement, ownership, involvement... all lovely words, but what does 20:15 that look and sound like? #ukedchat @eyebeams Depends. Disney films can be engaging. lot of it about this 20:15 time of year #ukedchat @GeekPeter Oh you can't cross that 'friendship' line! Your doomed if you 20:15 do!!! #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: When teachers confuse engagement with conformity. 20:15 http://t.co/m8JCBolA #ukedchat December Blog Posts: http://t.co/Gu4OJ9Qw | http://t.co/cyVRVVar | 20:15 http://t.co/p8QaLiuL #edtech #edchat #ukedchat #mathchat #primaryideas #ukedchat make it relevant to them, their interest and get them involved! 20:15 Discovery and active learning all the way People, I need your votes for our class blog. Let's go, live the dream. 20:16 http://t.co/3EDuAYq5 6BW: The Premier Blog #ukedchat Play is key to engagement - open-ended exploration generates questions 20:16 and ideas http://t.co/m5zCUwzp #ukedchat I might be biased as a drama teacher but using it as a tool will 20:16 engage!@nightzookeeper #ukedchat RT @WideEyedNQT: @ikeontoast #ukedchat especially when they have to start justifying their positions. Can often bring some of the quieter ones 20:16 forward too! @sciencelabman and you certainly gain that knowledge through building 20:16 that relationship with them. #ukedchat “@ikeontoast: @mattpearson good point.. we might never engage that's the challenge that should drive us 20:16 some #ukedchat― @eyebeams dialogue starts somewhere... If I talk, they get confidence and 20:16 by yr 10 are leading discussion #ukedchat Page 11 of 43

PrimaryIdeas alicescrimgeour MrWaldram jacksloan KerriDrama

ikeontoast MrWickensPE

JOHNSAYERS mrpeel

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 #ukedchat hook em in with creative ideas;set their minds learning.We use 20:16 @chrisquigley hooks into learning 2 immersion days each half term @GeekPeter Then find strategies to orchestrate their interest and 20:16 conversations #ukedchat RT @alicescrimgeour: #ukedchat make it relevant to them, their interest 20:16 and get them involved! Discovery and active learning all the way RT @ukedchat: BTW @jackieschneider - It's Thursday ;-) 1#ukedchat this 20:16 week. "How do you engage as many pupils as possible?" We know that seeing the reason for learning something is essential for 20:16 adults. Kids are the same. Make sure they know why. #ukedchat @mrpeel My students all moan when I put the Simpsons on and ask for 20:16 more Shakespeare! #ukedchat #ukedchat Dreadful sarcasm mostly. Not really - sensible answer is making 20:16 the pupils really want the skills by making it relevant to them. RT @TeachToAll: @ikeontoast the idea of 'LHTL' where if chldrn are able to 20:17 learn in the way that suits them best they shld b mre engaged! #ukedchat 20:17 @LearningSpy @mrpeel http://t.co/WGSz4JGp #ukedchat @StuartMaginnis #ukedchat you need a range of qs for diff abilities start 20:17 with words like how/what/explain to avoid yes/no or recall answers 20:17 @danhaesler Great to have you along for #ukedchat “@LearningSpy: @ikeontoast That's the key - subverting curricula is the > 20:17 way forward #ukedchat― I like subverting curricula:-) RT @danhaesler: When teachers confuse engagement with conformity. 20:17 http://t.co/m8JCBolA #ukedchat @ben_solly @ukedchat i agree ben but is it always down to me, my kids 20:17 need to play their part. #ukedchat RT @alicescrimgeour: #ukedchat make it relevant to them, their interest 20:17 and get them involved! Discovery and active learning all the way One key to engagement is intrinsically motivating students to want to learn 20:17 #ukedchat @imrandjk NC merely a framework.Treat it as kids would wall bars in gym.Some just climb up&down,others explore with creative moves 20:17 #ukedchat “@ufasarah:I heard about a sec. school that uses kagan a lot recently i can look it up and let you know #ukedchat―>can u explain kagan? > @hip_teacher great point music can be so powerful, especially when kids are being creative #ukedchat #ukedchat I tell you what - having Match of the Day cameras and Kevin Davies in school today engaged our children immensely! @dukkhaboy not necessariyl, unfortunately #ukedchat Page 12 of 43

DepJo eyebeams

GeekPeter

notPICNIC

ICTmagic LearningSpy

hairlikeeddy

ikeontoast eyebeams

Heatherleatt ukedchat

Redsra ethinking sciencelabman

Biolady99 LearningSpy

KiDu89

ikeontoast nightzookeeper Educationchat mrpeel

20:17 20:17 20:17 20:18

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 Ask for their ideas at start of a unit. What would you like to learn about this 20:18 topic and how do you think you will learn it best? #ukedchat @GeekPeter oh it's all about creating the nicknames. Makes life easier to 20:18 remember all those kids. #ukedchat @ikeontoast Kagan are cooperative learning structures. Getting ALL 20:18 children answering questions not just those with hands up. #ukedchat @Educationchat wow, very cool. Will you be blogging about this? 20:18 #ukedchat 20:18 @eyebeams What's the link? #ukedchat @mrpeel I experience the most engagement when i bring out the new 20:18 MacBooks… #ukedchat 20:18 #ukedchat don't patronise - engage and show that intellect is rather fun. #ukedchat am presenting to SLT tmrw on how to improve teaching&learning. Are inspiring lessons the same as OFSTED outstanding 20:18 grade? #ukedchat "@snack_addict : @GeekPeter they listened to my assembly 20:18 today :) " - see, @snack_addict has the ideal character for secondary! RT @LeonardoEffect: #ukedchat Combining art & science is very engaging. It is practical, visual and captures pupils' curiosity. Making learning more 20:18 accessible. @Mad_teach Sure they are but life ain't always fun. Kids always ask are we 20:18 doing something fun today. I always say YES #ukedchat #ukedchat Combining art & science is very engaging. It is practical, visual 20:18 and captures pupils' curiosity. Making learning more accessible. engagement requires a supple, relaxed mind; one which is not afraid of 20:18 failure. Good teachers do not fear failure... #ukedchat Many of my better lessons come when I go in with little knowledge of functionality of a web tool and students teach each other #ukedchat @LearningSpy Was just about 2 make point that rigour generally increases chances of engagement; beat me 2 it!! #ukedchat #ukedchat ban hands up, keep them on their toes and reward only good things - we are often too generous .@LeonardoEffect art and RE go together brilliantly too! Art probably enhances most lessons in fact! #ukedchat RT @mattpearson: @ikeontoast taught an A level student once, seemed bored for 2 years, met him 3 years later and he remembered stuff we did fondly #ukedchat

KiDu89 MrWickensPE

Educationchat nightzookeeper LearningSpy ikeontoast mrpeel

dukkhaboy

GeekPeter

jacksloan LearningSpy

LeonardoEffect mattpearson

JOHNSAYERS mattbuxton10 mrpeel KnikiDavies

20:19 20:19 20:19 20:19

ikeontoast

20:19

ICTmagic eyebeams

@sciencelabman I think there is a case for 'catching them being good' at 20:19 start of term to give balance & catch them on playground. #ukedchat 20:19 @LearningSpy Simpsons take on Hamlet ;) #ukedchat RT“@Bob_the_teach:KT, I don't mean levels as in NC levels, but as in music to my ears:-) 20:19 zone of proximal development. #ukedchat― Page 13 of 43

Redsra

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @richardblaize: Give them as real a purpose as possible, real audience/end users/peers i.e. blogs, YouTube and a schools VLE where 20:19 possible #ukedchat 20:19 @Redsra You just like subversion! #ukedchat #ukedchat we must recognised the difference between active and actively 20:19 engaged. RT @mattpearson: engagement requires a supple, relaxed mind; one which 20:19 is not afraid of failure. Good teachers do not fear failure... #ukedchat @KnikiDavies @LeonardoEffect Enough creative arts in the curriculum?? 20:20 #ukedchat @ICTmagic again i agree ...have great relationship with most but as HOY 20:20 deal with hard to reach kids a lot in negative way #ukedchat @dukkhaboy Been asking myself the same thing. I can't see how they are. 20:20 Differentiation should work both ways, teachers too #ukedchat Teacher needs to ensure the task/activity is targeted at the right level for 20:20 the students. Too easy/too hard = not engaged! #ukedchat I've found using blogs, Twitter and smartphones have helped engagement 20:20 with my sixth formers #ukedchat @mattpearson #ukedchat oh very true - just wish my HT felt the same way 20:20 ;) . 20:20 “@LearningSpy: @Redsra You just like subversion! #ukedchat―Moi? @GeekPeter Don't think so - positive relationship is dependent on good 20:20 behaviour management #ukedchat @sciencelabman We used to open our IT suite to the parent without computer which attracted parents without assess. #ukedchat Looking back on this half term, my 'best' engagement occurs when pupils are doing/investigating/peer marking etc #ukedchat RT @mattbuxton10: @LearningSpy Was just about 2 make point that rigour generally increases chances of engagement; beat me 2 it!! #ukedchat RT @Educationchat: @imrandjk Disagree. If you look at what the NC actually says we have to teach it's open to creativity and imagination. #ukedchat @LearningSpy jealous of ipads #ukedchat #ukedchat I read Dr Xargle's Guide To Earth Weather to year 9 today. That engaged them!! Great Geography starter :) @ikeontoast Kagan structures are about cooperative learning, but I'm no expert see http://t.co/bEt0U5Uy #ukedchat #ukedchat another is self assessment, I've achieved this because..... It works well. #ukedchat I really enjoying my iPads - immediately engaging - students fooled into doing hard stuff

ikeontoast LearningSpy alicescrimgeour

KiDu89 nightzookeeper

sciencelabman

MusicEdLife

MrWickensPE PhilWheeler1 GarethSurgey Redsra LearningSpy

ICTmagic dailydenouement

20:20 20:20

LearningSpy

20:20

LearningSpy mrpeel WideEyedNQT ufasarah PhilWheeler1 LearningSpy

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @Educationchat: #ukedchat I tell you what - having Match of the Day cameras and Kevin Davies in school today engaged our children 20:21 immensely! #ukedchat My best this week is Yr3 podcasting about science on 20:21 http://t.co/c54X08La 30hits after 12 hours. Follow me for more content #ukedchat just watche dIB studetn present his own composition inspired 20:21 by All Quiet and analyse the text/music - I was engaged! @JOHNSAYERS @mattpearson agreed, believe me Ive been there with 1 20:21 boy in partic. its just fact that we may never get to some..sad #ukedchat engage students by providing a variety of experiences to add to their 20:22 interests, outside and inside the classroom #ukedchat RT @ufasarah: @ikeontoast Kagan structures are about cooperative 20:22 learning, but I'm no expert see http://t.co/bEt0U5Uy #ukedchat #UKedchat best learning is when you light the touch paper and stand back. 20:22 Just checking on direction now n then... #ukedchat we need to b aware of things out of our control, homelife, 20:22 having breakfast etc. If they're not in place, too distracted to learn @dailydenouement yes i agree... we had a great rocks lesson today doing 20:22 peer assesment. #ukedchat Bias? But students being active before tough lessons (eg. Maths/Science) 20:22 improves brain activity! #ukedchat #ukedchat got rid of CAs and CWK by switching to igcse -generally much 20:22 better engaged @GeekPeter #ukedchat you'd develop ability and confidence during 20:22 training. Sometimes u need to take a leap of faith. You'd be fine #ukedchat Students teaching each other, collaborating, demonstrating 20:22 good practice to each other. Teacher doing less & students doing more. Engage pupils by using content and examples that are relevant and of 20:22 interest to them. Encourage pupils to ask questions #ukedchat #ukedchat maybe we should teach learners to learn rather than teach 20:22 them facts. spoon feeding results only in knowing the shape of the spoon RT @PhilWheeler1: I've found using blogs, Twitter and smartphones have 20:22 helped engagement with my sixth formers #ukedchat 20:22 @mrpeel Fundraising! #ukedchat My class are hugely engaged with their sewing - the task is challenging but 20:22 fun,they are building skills & can see real purpose #ukedchat @dailydenouement ICT helps too. Independent research on netbooks / 20:23 peer evaluation using visualiser / debates performed for video #ukedchat

ikeontoast

amazingict mrpeel

ikeontoast mrholdsworth

ikeontoast Redsra

Mad_teach sciencelabman MrWickensPE mrpeel

cherrylkd

ben_solly

CUPeducation

alicescrimgeour

ikeontoast LearningSpy

KnikiDavies

KiDu89

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 ICTwitz eyebeams jacksloan How much energy to you give to the unengaged? Do you put more energy 20:23 into them at the cost of a majority? #ukedchat 20:23 @LearningSpy Got some links for people on #ukedchat? 20:23 @Cherise_Duxbury Kodu is doing it for my kids... #ukedchat @ikeontoast @mattpearson do we check all teachers in school to see if 20:23 any have got through and tried to mimic there approach? #ukedchat 20:23 #UKedchat give them their own pencil. Engagent guaranteed #pencilchat 20:23 #UKedchat give them their own pencil. Engagent guaranteed #pencilchat RT @ben_solly: #ukedchat Students teaching each other, collaborating, demonstrating good practice to each other. Teacher doing less & students 20:23 doing more. RT @ben_solly: #ukedchat Students teaching each other, collaborating, demonstrating good practice to each other. Teacher doing less & students 20:23 doing more. RT @CUPeducation: Engage pupils by using content and examples that are relevant and of interest to them. Encourage pupils to ask questions 20:23 #ukedchat Another great tool for engaging students in their own learning is 20:23 #SOLOtaxonomy #ukedchat Don't be curtailed by NC OR GCSE specs; my Y11 on Wall St Crash so been 20:23 looking at Credit Crunch; if its relevant, teach it!!! #ukedchat @sciencelabman HOY should know better. Every new child/parent is a new 20:23 case & expectation/preconceptions should be reset. #ukedchat RT @MrWickensPE: Bias? But students being active before tough lessons 20:24 (eg. Maths/Science) improves brain activity! #ukedchat best engmnt is when yp really own the learning, and its real. UFA challenge frwork is a good eg. real challenges, real audiences #ukedchat @LearningSpy Yes please so people can read later #ukedchat RT @MrWickensPE: Teacher needs to ensure the task/activity is targeted at the right level for the students. Too easy/too hard = not engaged! #ukedchat Children should be at the centre of their own learning direction & the driving-force behind planning topics/themes. #ukedchat @ICTmagic again agree...i can wipe the slate clean each day ... but they cant. #ukedchat RT @nightzookeeper: Drama in a variety of different subjects, get them talking and moving #ukedchat #ukedchat sliding in late, what's tonight's topic? Thanks Exactly the same when using Scratch actually, children progressing at own pace with fun & challenge #ukedchat

JOHNSAYERS Redsra Redsra

ikeontoast

eyebeams

TeachToAll LearningSpy

mattbuxton10

ICTmagic GraciousWolf_PE

ufasarah eyebeams

20:24 20:24

GraciousWolf_PE ICTmagic sciencelabman LearningSpy gsussex KnikiDavies

20:24 20:24 20:24 20:24 20:24 20:24

PhilWheeler1 LearningSpy

#ukedchat ICT breakfast works well with sixth formers as well as a business 20:24 breakfast. Networking around stories which are related to spec 20:24 @eyebeams what on SOLO? #ukedchat Page 16 of 43

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 Add purpose and pride. Either build something, or build something for 20:24 someone / audience #ukedchat Not to be marked. Audience of 1. @mattbuxton10 #ukedchat great point about using current affairs. Double 20:25 positive with that! Kids are naturally engaged in life. If they're not at school - something is 20:25 wrong.Hard to engage a kid until you know the barriers #ukedchat 20:25 Some control over what they're doing helps engage pupils #ukedchat 20:25 @gsussex how can we engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat http://t.co/qD8Ht5Jl #ukedchat I thought my what how and why engaged 20:25 but I found out different whole new approach now @KristianStill Event based collaborative competencies around other 20:25 subjects > useful #ukedchat .@LearningSpy @nightzookeeper Agree, drama is excellent for 20:25 engagement #ukedchat 20:25 @Cherise_Duxbury Don't look into this #ukedchat too deeply :0) @ICTwitz Tough one. All students need to be given the same level of 20:25 energy! But this probably isn't always the case! #ukedchat #ukedchat lots of rewards tailor to ur pupils: food, star of week, letter 20:25 home, raffle ticket for prize of their choice (limited obvs) etc @ICTwitz But doesn't it impact on the majority's learning when you have 20:25 unengaged students in your class? #ukedchat RT @Langnut: #ukedchat After a term of struggling with very disillusioned Y9 students my best engagement has come when I've NOT been standing 20:26 at front. 20:26 Engagement = Fun, independent, targeted activities! #ukedchat RT @nightzookeeper: @ufasarah great to give real audience. Blogs help children to feel like their writing is more important. This will engage! 20:26 #ukedchat RT @Langnut: #ukedchat After a term of struggling with very disillusioned Y9 students my best engagement has come when I've NOT been standing 20:26 at front. @Cherise_Duxbury @sciencelabman We make choices and have to live with them. I'm saying each NEW child should have a new slate. #ukedchat @jacksloan @Cherise_Duxbury I love kodu! #ukedchat stating the obvious, but its not so different to what engages adults. Positive relationships are at the heart of it. #ukedchat @ufasarah great to give real audience. Blogs help children to feel like their writing is more important. This will engage! #ukedchat

KristianStill Bob_the_teach

jacksloan carolinebreyley ikeontoast lisajaneashes eyebeams KnikiDavies ukedchat MrWickensPE

Heatherleatt CreativeEdu

paulhaigh MrWickensPE

jacksloan

dailydenouement

ICTmagic SheliBB ufasarah nightzookeeper

20:26 20:26 20:26 20:26

creativeartsco ICTwitz

RT @CreativeEdu: The 9 Commandments of the Staff Room: #9 Thou Shalt 20:26 Keep Thine Problems to Thineself #ukedchat - http://t.co/lI1S7uiA @CreativeEdu Depends whether they are being disruptive or not 20:26 #ukedchat

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 lankyflamingo #ukedchat lots of talk about ideals. But HOW do you engage them? What 20:26 are the best strategies? #ukedchat After a term of struggling with very disillusioned Y9 students my 20:26 best engagement has come when I've NOT been standing at front. #ukedchat I find fear of failure stops many engaging partic boys, anyone 20:26 else found this? RT @ben_solly: #ukedchat Students teaching each other, collaborating, demonstrating good practice to each other. Teacher doing less & students 20:26 doing more. 20:26 #ukedchat sorry I am late - been at a carol service RT @Redsra: #UKedchat give them their own pencil. Engagent guaranteed 20:26 #pencilchat RT @danhaesler: #ukedchat engagement taps into who kids are, rather 20:26 than just what they can do... #ukedchat engage by asking exam board in to tell them what's in the 20:26 papers? 20:26 ukedchat sorry I am late - been at a carol service to engage, learning must be relevant to each child and reflect their 20:27 experience of life in the time they don't spend in school #ukedchat 20:27 #UKedchat they need to be fed and not tired #maslow'striangle “@mrpeel: #ukedchat engage by asking exam board in to tell them > 20:27 what's in the papers?―>>ha ha love this @Mad_teach #ukedchat. Great point. Some pupils just don't have level 1 20:27 needs met! #ukedchat teaching in the round, no desks or books. Much like a drama or 20:27 dream music class.Easier to keep focus and remove distractions. 20:27 @ICTwitz and resilience #ukedchat @Cherise_Duxbury @sciencelabman Should not class everyone as a 20:27 'problem child' and act accordingly. #ukedchat Anyone else's schools participating in the Sumdog contest? Fantastic maths 20:27 engagement. Struggled to get my kids off it this week #ukedchat 20:27 @ikeontoast thanks! #ukedchat RT @ben_solly: #ukedchat Students teaching each other, collaborating, demonstrating good practice to each other. Teacher doing less & students 20:27 doing more. #ukedchat it depends what we are teaching for: to pass tests or provided 20:27 learners with the skills to discover thins for themselves RT @ikeontoast: #ukedchat - nearly half way people…can you think of a 20:27 tool, strategy that has got your whole class buzzing? #ukedchat Enough creative arts in the curric? No. Cognitive & expressive dimension of 20:27 arts totally under valued & utilsed in education. #ukedchat 20:27 @MrWickensPE #ukedchat It's a tricky one! #ukedchat - nearly half way people…can you think of a tool, strategy that 20:27 has got your whole class buzzing? #ukedchat Page 18 of 43

Langnut GarethSurgey

amazingict SirBlimelyWindy WideEyedNQT CassieFielding mrpeel SirBlimelyWindy

mrholdsworth Redsra ikeontoast Bob_the_teach

MusicEdLife ufasarah ICTmagic

KiDu89 gsussex

MrWickensPE alicescrimgeour

dailydenouement

LeonardoEffect ICTwitz ikeontoast

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 MrWickensPE RT @mrpeel: #ukedchat engage by asking exam board in to tell them 20:27 what's in the papers? RT @ben_solly: #ukedchat Students teaching each other, collaborating, demonstrating good practice to each other. Teacher doing less & students 20:27 doing more. @GarethSurgey yes so must allow "failure" as a means to develop 20:27 knowledge #ukedchat #ukedchat don't be afraid to follow digression and have the confidence to 20:28 pull back when needed #ukedchat @Langnut #ukedchat I love giving them the board pens and the board. They love writing on it & always amazed by what they have learnt RT @mrholdsworth: to engage, learning must be relevant to each child and reflect their experience of life in the time they don't spend in school #ukedchat RT @ikeontoast: “@imrandjk: #ukedchat the national curriculum doesnt always allow us to inspire and engage students―>agree with > this…tough RT @Redsra: #UKedchat they need to be fed and not tired #maslow'striangle RT @alicescrimgeour: #ukedchat it depends what we are teaching for: to pass tests or provided learners with the skills to discover thins for themselves @KnikiDavies @learningspy @nightzookeeper gotta say my best engagement happens when I do role play tasks in TL #ukedchat @PhilWheeler1 Unless OFSTED are observing!!! #ukedchat RT @ikeontoast: “@mrpeel: #ukedchat engage by asking exam board in to tell them what's in the papers?―>>ha ha love this > @jacksloan Sometimes they find it hard to engage outside of school as well in extreme cases #ukedchat RT @Langnut: #ukedchat After a term of struggling with very disillusioned Y9 students my best engagement has come when I've NOT been standing at front. @ICTwitz are we rewarding those disengaged students by paying them more attention? #ukedchat @ICTwitz Fair point! What's your view? Focus on the minority of disengaged, or the majority of engaged learners? #ukedchat

beetlebug1 mrpeel mrpeel

moreolives

20:28

ufasarah

20:28

kim_murden eyebeams

20:28 20:28

GeekPeter Langnut ICTwitz GeekPeter eyebeams

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ikeontoast MrWickensPE CreativeEdu

20:28 20:28 20:28

karenclark79

Have a POINT, create INTEREST, have SCOPE for their own development of 20:28 a topic and SATISFACTION with challenging but realistic LOs #ukedchat #ukedchat has it been mentioned? @johndavitt learning generator type 20:28 lessons are highly engaging. I use to make revision lessons challenging 20:28 @KiDu89 Yes, SumDog is wonderful. Really engages children. #ukedchat RT @mrpeel: @GarethSurgey yes so must allow "failure" as a means to 20:28 develop knowledge #ukedchat @GarethSurgey agree, constant affirmation of good to try and reward 20:29 effort not nec results. #ukedchat

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 @ikeontoast I saw one of our enthusiastic teachers use the Maths quizzes 20:29 off Chris Moyles show where JLS were singing a sum! #ukedchat A sense of progress is key. Basic reward monitoring like classdojo can have 20:29 short term gains #ukedchat exploring new imp. One set ahead game #ukedchat Here's a selection of my blog posts on #SOLOtaxonomy: http://t.co/CLUN2Cqr Also follow @totallywired77 & @DKMead @lankyflamingo let your personality shine through in your teaching. Let the students see you're human. #ukedchat RT @c0linwebster: give the initiative to the learners and let them follow their own interests within a framework #ukedchat @MrWickensPE we 'Pearsons' are well known for ruining #ukedchat sessions :-)

GeekPeter

JOHNSAYERS

LearningSpy ben_solly ufasarah mattpearson

20:29 20:29 20:29 20:29

gsussex

ikeontoast

#ukedchat relevant to real life experiences & differentiated. I think 20:29 blogging & eg 100 challenge are v engaging/motivational 4 children RT @nightzookeeper: @ufasarah great to give real audience. Blogs help children to feel like their writing is more important. This will engage! 20:29 #ukedchat @ikeontoast give a controversial statement and get them to argue, with 20:29 reasoned arguments and justify their responses #ukedchat @mrpeel #ukedchat totally agree but how to embed it and make it the 20:29 norm - embrace failure to learn...not easy! @lankyflamingo for me its humour, relationship and being real and be 20:29 excited about learning too #ukedchat Will be studying at Oxford University for a History PGCE from Sept 2012, would be nice to build up a teaching network any advice? #ukedchat @nightzookeeper Yup. Most involve #SOLOtaxonomy really worth finding out about #ukedchat #UKedchat ensure them success @Joga5 agree but we aren't perfect and children benefit from our honesty #ukedchat #ukedchat i get the best out of my low ability boys with banter., they relax and dont feel threatened. #ukedchat @ICTwiz why should being watched alter the way we teach I'd it is effective?

PhilWheeler1 GarethSurgey ikeontoast

C4History LearningSpy Redsra mrpeel clairegowland alicescrimgeour

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ICTmagic ICTwitz

@Cherise_Duxbury Again, depends on the child. Usually yes. But I've had to 20:30 remove a boy from the playground today for few days. #ukedchat 20:30 @CreativeEdu Got to strike some kind of balance #ukedchat #ukedchat pupil voice very powerful. Can feel dangerous to ask which 20:30 lessons they like/don't but it can be v revealing & worthwhile exercise RT @PhilWheeler1: @ikeontoast give a controversial statement and get them to argue, with reasoned arguments and justify their responses 20:30 #ukedchat Page 20 of 43

Heatherleatt

ufasarah

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 @MrWickensPE @ICTwitz If we concentrate on what is personalised then that issue doesn't arise - it only arises in certain contexts #ukedchat @mrpeel That is the judgement call which I sometimes get wrong though isn't it - when to pull it back and how far!!! #ukedchat @mrpeel That is the judgement call which I sometimes get wrong though isn't it - when to pull it back and how far!!! #ukedchat @MrWickensPE That can be the argument, especially by the 'middle of the road' pupils! #ukedchat

eyebeams Joga5 Joga5 ICTwitz

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nightzookeeper

#ukedchat Any practical projects that have been done recently that have 20:30 really engaged? @LearningSpy @KnikiDavies @abbywilson575 RT @gsussex: #ukedchat relevant to real life experiences & differentiated. I 20:30 think blogging & eg 100 challenge are v engaging/motivational 4 children RT @ikeontoast “@imrandjk: #ukedchat nat curr doesnt always allow 20:30 us to inspire and engage students -but where there's a will there's a way @Heatherleatt #ukedchat pupil voice is great to share outstanding practice 20:31 that they witness every day. #ukedchat Would recommend @thatiangilbert's Essential Motivation in 20:31 the Classroom Lots of people have mentioned it already, but drama can be a great way to 20:31 really engage students #ukedchat http://t.co/koNJ9B7b 20:31 @Cherise_Duxbury Indeed. #ukedchat @jacksloan Parental engagement and community learning are always successful because you co-opt the community's expertise #ukedchat @Cherise_Duxbury @ICTmagic shouldnt that be new interactive whiteboard..#ukedchat #ukedchat outdoor learning is very important. Try to get learners out on trips. RT @GeekPeter: @ikeontoast I saw one of our enthusiastic teachers use the Maths quizzes off Chris Moyles show where JLS were singing a sum! #ukedchat

ufasarah

kim_murden StuartMaginnis LearningSpy

CreativeEdu ICTmagic

eyebeams sciencelabman rjnicolson

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ikeontoast

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ufasarah

@nightzookeeper we've had FAB results with excluded yp and those at risk 20:31 training them up to lead clubs for other yp. #ukedchat RT @dailydenouement: #ukedchat I wonder sometimes if our curriculum 20:31 content is engaging - try to make it so but struggle at times #ukedchat I think people from the 'world of work' enthuse/encourage 20:31 children in learning new skills - leading workshops etc @ICTwitz true thinking of long term strat. They can in Sept so had the 20:31 backup part of the spec which was more fun so engaged more #ukedchat @PhilWheeler1 assessment for learning…although another gov initiative 20:31 it really works #ukedchat Page 21 of 43

Kat_Fletch

gsussex

PhilWheeler1 ikeontoast

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 GarethSurgey mrpeel @mrpeel #ukedchat best poster in my room says "it's not about not falling 20:31 down but how we get back up" very good talking point! @clairegowland mine too - coach them for rugby and teach them english 20:31 they even listen to grammar #ukedchat @Heatherleatt yep I do what went well/ even better if plenariesamazingly helpful feedback, kids are constructive with ideas #ukedchat #ukedchat @ICTwizt why should being watched alter the way we teach if it is effective?! @Langnut @KnikiDavies @learningspy @nightzookeeper BIG AGREE! :) role play engages children - and part of my best school memories #ukedchat #ukedchat Putting challenges online so that they can still be done after school...not all kids want to watch TV at home.

paulhaigh alicescrimgeour

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SheliBB amazingict mbrayford nightzookeeper mrpeel PhilWheeler1

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20:32 Find that blogging and tools like class dojo engage my kids #ukedchat #ukedchat does parent and community involvement improve the level of 20:32 engagement? @ufasarah @ikeontoast @carrief7 #ukedchat business involved - last yr mars,this yr Starbucks... real prizes 20:32 from real people. 20:32 @ikeontoast it sure does work #afl #ukedchat #ukedchat I HATE the six hour stage 2 of GCSE CA writing. How unengaging 20:32 can you get? And we have to do it at least twice in KS3. @nightzookeeper @learningspy @knikidavies @abbywilson575 dragons 20:32 den, apprentice, light hearted competitions. #ukedchat @eyebeams @MrWickensPE Not easy to personalise for each child when 20:32 you have a class of 30 all the time though #ukedchat RT @LearningSpy: #ukedchat Would recommend @thatiangilbert's 20:32 Essential Motivation in the Classroom @mrpeel I have asked their opinion in the past but was always pleased 20:32 with the response!!!! #ukedchat @MrWickensPE @ICTwitz The ones that need the most positivity, patience 20:32 and attention are the ones that deserve it the least. #ukedchat chldrn to be involved with the AfL they should no where they are, what 20:32 they need to do to progress & how! give purpose to learning #ukedchat #ukedchat run an "Apprentice" module in yr 8 for S+L and other basic skills 20:32 love it... #ukedchat skype is easy way to get interesting people into class e.g. 20:32 Jorvik's skype a viking RT @gsussex: #ukedchat I think people from the 'world of work' 20:32 enthuse/encourage children in learning new skills - leading workshops etc Get students to explore new things 1st and give worth/value. Find out 20:32 what they like want to use. #ukedchat @nightzookeeper @LearningSpy @abbywilson575 #ukedchat making 20:32 bags,making posters about disasters,making shelters on playground Page 22 of 43

Langnut ikeontoast ICTwitz dailydenouement Joga5

paulblakemore

TeachToAll mrpeel paulhaigh

eyebeams JOHNSAYERS

KnikiDavies

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 Redsra #UKedchat anyone else have SALPS? they'll tell you what is engaging and 20:33 what isn't! RT @ikeontoast: #ukedchat - nearly half way people…can you think of a 20:33 tool, strategy that has got your whole class buzzing? #ukedchat Joined late. I agree! I agree! Humour, ownership, understanding own 20:33 learning, linking aspirations to map of learning journey #ukedchat RT @mbrayford: Find that blogging and tools like class dojo engage my kids 20:33 #ukedchat Again, a bit obvious but best advice I had as a new teacher was CHOICE. 20:33 means they have options and will choose to engage #ukedchat RT @paulblakemore: @MrWickensPE @ICTwitz The ones that need the most positivity, patience and attention are the ones that deserve it the 20:33 least. #ukedchat @Heatherleatt Generally you only find out they don't like hard stuff. Not 20:33 surprising #ukedchat RT @rjnicolson: #ukedchat outdoor learning is very important. Try to get 20:33 learners out on trips < agree and need only be outside gates #ukedchat my younger groups love competition.. boys v girls, left side vs 20:33 right points deducted for calling out, given for participation etc #ukedchat Am getting excited by work on engagement at the moment 20:33 looking at developing pupil voice and builiding learning spaces RT @KiDu89: @clairegowland Banter is always good. Just have to be 20:33 careful not to let them relax too much and overstep the mark! #ukedchat @mattpearson Ouch! You have just upset half of #ukedchat 20:33 #thedusthasjustsettled @clairegowland Banter is always good. Just have to be careful not to let 20:33 them relax too much and overstep the mark! #ukedchat 20:33 @sciencelabman Oh, this language of ours! #OutOfDateIdioms #ukedchat 20:33 @Langnut ghastly #ukedchat 20:34 @chilledteaching http://t.co/EJq4WThQ Is that better? #ukedchat @nightzookeeper as long as its positive parent/comm involvement yep! All 20:34 helps to join the dots of life.....#ukedchat 20:34 Can someone enlighten me about SOLO taxonomy please? #ukedchat @ICTwitz @eyebeams This is when independent learning can make a 20:34 difference. The lesson can be personalised #ukedchat RT @KiDu89: @clairegowland Banter is always good. Just have to be 20:34 careful not to let them relax too much and overstep the mark! #ukedchat 20:34 @paulhaigh agree Skype has endless possibilities #ukedchat @StuartMaginnis #ukedchat agreed, but also powerful in sharing their 20:34 poor experiences - if we're brave enough. Page 23 of 43

sciencelabman

Bectully ikeontoast

ufasarah

MrWickensPE LearningSpy

carolinebreyley

clairegowland

Joga5

ICTmagic MrWickensPE KiDu89 ICTmagic mrpeel LearningSpy ufasarah dailydenouement MrWickensPE

PhilWheeler1 gsussex Heatherleatt

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 carolinebreyley RT @rjnicolson: #ukedchat outdoor learning is very important. Try to get 20:34 learners out on trips < and plenty of ops in sch grounds too RT @Educationchat: @imrandjk Disagree. If you look at what the NC actually says we have to teach it's open to creativity and imagination. 20:34 #ukedchat Finding creative but relevant ways of students using their smartphones to 20:34 aid their learning - teach then 2 use tech responsibly #ukedchat RT @KiDu89: Most definitely, there should always be boundaries between 20:34 you and students. they are not friends! #ukedchat Help them see the value of their learning and where it will lead them 20:34 beyond school #ukedchat RT @clairegowland: #ukedchat my younger groups love competition.. boys v girls, left side vs right points deducted for calling out, given for 20:34 participation etc RT @carolinebreyley: RT @rjnicolson: #ukedchat outdoor learning is very important. Try to get learners out on trips < agree and need only be 20:34 outside gates #ukedchat ......Ah...slow down UKedchat..my head is hurting...I guess this is 20:34 what too much POWERPOINT does to kids...help RT @CreativeEdu: Lots of people have mentioned it already, but drama can 20:34 be a great way to really engage students #ukedchat http://t.co/koNJ9B7b @ICTwitz @MrWickensPE Change the way you work with senior managers 20:34 co-opt people chop up the way you do stuff - have courage ;) #ukedchat Dead simple but when I tell my Yr9s tht I was teaching the same thing 2 my Yr11s, who struggled with it; the Yr9s really engaged!! #ukedchat RT @thinkglobaluk: 93% of businesses think it is important for schools to help young people think globally. http://t.co/HmdMxYGW #globalskills #ukedchat @nightzookeeper @KnikiDavies #ukedchat Curiosity in pupils is priceless first hand experiences equals curiosity & engagement. @Redsra @paulhaigh ours too :) #ukedchat @SheliBB @langnut @knikidavies @learningspy which role play activ. do you enjoy most? #ukedchat RT @LeonardoEffect: #ukedchat Combining art & science is very engaging. It is practical, visual and captures pupils' curiosity. Making learning more accessible. @amazingict imagine how I feel having to record good ones and monitoring… matchsticks on ur eyes works well #ukedchat @mbrayford I love Class DoJo. I've made some extras to go with it. http://t.co/n0r4OsRp #ukedchat @Cherise_Duxbury yes. dojo is excellent for behaviour management kids love to see points on the board. #ukedchat @paulhaigh #ukedchat our children skype with @philallman1's - they love it. Very motivating! @ikeontoast #ukedchat re:tools. Positive that you have to ask. Focus on pedagogy, then tools! Page 24 of 43

kim_murden

ben_solly clairegowland CreativeEdu

ikeontoast

MissionExplore amazingict

SusanElkinJourn

eyebeams

mattbuxton10

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be_intuitive LeonardoEffect philallman1 nightzookeeper

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be_intuitive ikeontoast ICTmagic sciencelabman Redsra Bob_the_teach

20:35 20:35 20:35 20:35 20:35 20:35

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 @KnikiDavies Neighbour is a rescue searcher for ISAF - recreated 20:35 earthquake in schools in schools with Alfie his search dog! #ukedchat 20:36 #UKedchat ASK THE CHILDREN WHAT ENGAGES THEM 20:36 RT @gsussex: @paulhaigh agree Skype has endless possibilities #ukedchat #ukedchat get them to care about what they are learning. Emotional evolvement in a topic, built through progressive reactive planning @nightzookeeper @langnut @knikidavies @learningspy mantle of the expert of course! #ukedchat #ukedchat would like to make links to any other Drama 11-18 teachers! If you're out there... Give us a shout and I'll follow! Its important to ensure that they understand wiifm. What's in it for me #ukedchat RT @KiDu89: Ensure chn are aware of personal targets in spec subjects. Chn very egotistical & whole class LOs arent always important to them #ukedchat @rjnicolson: #ukedchat outdoor learning is very important. Try to get learners out on trips. - After you have filled out all the forms! variety...our brains love novelty, as Eric Jensen says: 'Dont hide the content surprise them with the process.' #ukedchat variety...our brains love novelty, as Eric Jensen says: 'Dont hide the content surprise them with the process.' #ukedchat

Joga5 Redsra PhilWheeler1

alicescrimgeour SheliBB Bectully wayneghallDC

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dailydenouement lankyflamingo ufasarah ufasarah

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KnikiDavies ICTmagic

@Joga5 yes we said there had been an earthquake, chn had 5 mins at 20:36 home to pack bag, came in & had to make shelters with debris :) #ukedchat @sciencelabman @Cherise_Duxbury Have you seen the extra DoJo 20:36 resources I've made? http://t.co/2h01KcCP #ukedchat Ensure chn are aware of personal targets in spec subjects. Chn very 20:36 egotistical & whole class LOs arent always important to them #ukedchat RT @ben_solly: Finding creative but relevant ways of students using their smartphones to aid their learning - teach then 2 use tech responsibly 20:36 #ukedchat I need to stop using power point so much, challenge for next year - avoid 20:36 the easy option! #ukedchat @gsussex @paulhaigh Skype with other schools/ pupiuls at the other end 20:36 is always a winner when orchestrated well #ukedchat RT @nightzookeeper: @ufasarah great to give real audience. Blogs help children to feel like their writing is more important. This will engage! 20:36 #ukedchat @KSmithMFL Why not provide challenge for your pupils to source and find 20:37 several other ways to present?Divvy out see what happens? #ukedchat @Langnut What 6 hour stage 2? Not sure what you're referring to 20:37 #ukedchat RT @alicescrimgeour: #ukedchat get them to care about what they are learning. Emotional evolvement in a topic, built through progressive 20:37 reactive planning Page 25 of 43

KiDu89

PhilWheeler1 KSmithMFL eyebeams

kim_murden

eyebeams LearningSpy

ufasarah

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 some of the best examples of engagement come from outside the classroom - do you have links to extra curricular things they love? 20:37 #ukedchat RT @Bectully: #ukedchat would like to make links to any other Drama 1120:37 18 teachers! If you're out there... Give us a shout and I'll follow! @mattbuxton10 #ukedchat in reverse my 11 revision set saw my grammar 20:37 materials in the yr 7 folder today on the iWB - they all woke up @nightzookeeper weird what comes to you when you're typing 140 20:38 characters! #ukedchat RT @MrWickensPE: Fun, Challenging and Independent tasks to engage 20:38 students #ukedchat Stop repetition, getting them to create a fun PPT is not fun if they've done 20:38 it in every lesson; actually just stop using PPT #ukedchat @InsiaI how do you engage as many of your students as possible? 20:38 #ukedchat #ukedchat Books, stories & literature can do it if you get the right stuff to 20:38 the right kids and expose yourself as a crazy printed wrd nut RT @lankyflamingo: @rjnicolson: #ukedchat outdoor learning is very important. Try to get learners out on trips. - After you have filled out all the 20:38 forms! @mattbuxton10 #ukedchat the old I've been teaching 14 yrs but only 20:38 known one group who've managed this... #loveit 20:38 #ukedchat always consider learning style preferences and incorporate @carrief7 @nightzookeeper can u tweet again with #ukedchat in 20:38 it…about tts…ta friend @ICTmagic @Cherise_Duxbury will be checking those out. look 20:38 great.#ukedchat @KnikiDavies He didn't give them 5 minutes! Built a wrecked zone & 20:38 "buried" a child in it - used dog and electronic kit to find #ukedchat RT @KSmithMFL I need to stop using power point so much, challenge for 20:38 next year - avoid the easy option! #ukedchat > try not 2 use it all? 20:38 Fun, Challenging and Independent tasks to engage students #ukedchat 20:38 @lankyflamingo #ukedchat don't look for barriers - seek the opportunities! 20:38 I'm well behind and a bit lost now what's the them of #ukedchat tonight? “@ufasarah: @nightzookeeper All helps to join the dots of >>> 20:38 life.....#ukedchat― love this quote 20:38 @Redsra Cunning - I like it! #ukedchat RT @SheliBB: @nightzookeeper @langnut @knikidavies @learningspy 20:38 mantle of the expert of course! #ukedchat

ufasarah

rjnicolson

mrpeel ufasarah GraciousWolf_PE

richardblaize mattpearson

SusanElkinJourn

ikeontoast Bectully gsussex ikeontoast sciencelabman

Joga5

KempsterD MrWickensPE rjnicolson InsiaI nightzookeeper CreativeEdu ICTmagic

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @PhilWheeler1: #ukedchat yesterday managed remote teaching via blog and email when off with sick child. Y12 engaged. Child was asleep 20:39 resting btw. @chilledteaching @sciencelabman It's made such an impact to my 20:39 classroom this year. #ukedchat @richardblaize you should be able to hand in PPTs at your local police 20:39 station. A slidedeck amnesty for a limited while :-) #ukedchat #ukedchat did a myst description leson in an obs - SLT loved it... children 20:39 not wholly engaged. ironic RT @MrWickensPE: Fun, Challenging and Independent tasks to engage 20:39 students #ukedchat RT @richardblaize: Stop repetition, getting them to create a fun PPT is not fun if they've done it in every lesson; actually just stop using PPT #ukedchat @Redsra Please elucidate #UKedchat @mattbuxton10 #ukedchat just in case you think I'm crap... Caveat: One group who've ever managed this first time round... #ukedchat sometimes kids are easy to engage, its keeping them there thats the problem. RT @ethinking: My mac has arrived and it really does come with a polishing cloth!!! read "ilemmings and macbabble" #ukedchat Peteyeomans.wordpress.com Looking for the best assessment and reporting system. Any good sites?#ukedchat @chilledteaching @ICTmagic he should be!!! #ukedchat @InsiaI engaging pupils as I understand it #ukedchat @eyebeams @KSmithMFL and buy this book > http://t.co/HD0jXwkX #ukedchat

ikeontoast ICTmagic

mattpearson mrpeel ufasarah

rjnicolson LearningSpy Bectully clairegowland

20:39 20:39 20:39 20:39

stevewheeler leachman3 sciencelabman gsussex eyebeams

20:39 20:39 20:39 20:39 20:39

nightzookeeper ikeontoast

@Langnut @shelibb @knikidavies @learningspy cool, start with a base of 20:39 familiarity for the children then they can build learning #ukedchat 20:39 @InsiaI how to engage as many children as possible? #ukedchat #ukedchat yesterday managed remote teaching via blog and email when off with sick child. Y12 engaged. Child was asleep resting btw. RT @Redsra: #UKedchat ASK THE CHILDREN WHAT ENGAGES THEM RT @CreativeEdu: @Redsra Cunning - I like it! #ukedchat @ufasarah I might be repeating what's already said but as a YP genuinely listen like REALLY listen and be on a level #ukedchat

PhilWheeler1 ufasarah WideEyedNQT InsiaI

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Langnut ikeontoast leachman3 PhilWheeler1

@LearningSpy MFL GCSE controlled assessment stage: plan your CA 20:40 meticulously, then try and remember the bloody thing. #ukedchat RT @eyebeams: @eyebeams @KSmithMFL and buy this book > 20:40 http://t.co/HD0jXwkX #ukedchat #ukedchat looking for the best in assessment and reporting for secondary 20:40 school. Any good sites? 20:40 @richardblaize @Prezi is an alternative #ukedchat

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 @KSmithMFL #ukedchat depends on how you use power point. I use it to 20:40 direct them not directly teach them with the right PP it works well. @mattpearson at least they dont make you seasick, unlike Prezi 20:40 #ukedchat “@amazingictInteresting how it works..makes me empathise with #ukedchat 20:40 students...teachers focussing on delivering content...at speed― “@Redsra: #UKedchat ASK THE CHILDREN WHAT ENGAGES THEM― . This might just work you crazy lady! 20:40 20:40 @nightzookeeper Sounds good #ukedchat #ukedchat any good experiences of using Data to develop Learning and 20:41 Teaching? @mrpeel But once you've got your sea legs on Prezi's so much fun! 20:41 #ukedchat Videoconferencing with Santa was fairly engaging for my year 2/1s today! #ukedchat and a trip to the theatre too, to see Charlie and Lola @mattpearson - Don't think there is enough Police in the world to deal with the amount of PPT's from just UK schools ;) #ukedchat @leachman3 incerts… #ukedchat @LearningSpy students as learning partners. Kids trained to observe and constructively comment on learning #ukedchat

GarethSurgey mrpeel

ikeontoast Bob_the_teach LearningSpy StuartMaginnis CreativeEdu

SheliBB richardblaize ikeontoast Redsra

20:41 20:41 20:41 20:41

poundten

RT @richardblaize: Stop repetition, getting them to create a fun PPT is not 20:41 fun if they've done it in every lesson; actually just stop using PPT #ukedchat RT @InsiaI: @ufasarah I might be repeating what's already said but as a YP 20:41 genuinely listen like REALLY listen and be on a level #ukedchat @ikeontoast @lankyflamingo @rjnicolson I have found the paperwork not 20:41 to be an issue at all! No problems/time to organise DofE! #ukedchat @PhilWheeler1 @Prezi - The kids do love that, even though i have to have 20:42 an emergency sick bucket on standby #ukedchat 20:42 @MrWickensPE How did you ask them to use their phones? #ukedchat? @PhilWheeler1 @richardblaize But @Prezi can be just as dire in the hands 20:42 of the person who ruined PPT! #ukedchat @leachman3 not tonight's topic & u have posted twice ... One to save for 20:42 afterwards I would suggest #ukedchat @LearningSpy #ukedchat. Must disagree. Have done lots of pupil interviews in many schools, with many diff types of learners. Usually 20:42 honest Capture their imaginations with tailored activities for individual, group and 20:42 whole class work #ukedchat @ukedchat I find the most effective way to engage ALL students is to tell 20:42 stories & use real-life (people) as examples. #UKEdChat @ben_solly Couldn't believe it! All it takes is that little bit of trust. I would 20:42 trust them with my own electrical equipment! #ukedchat Page 28 of 43

ufasarah

MrWickensPE richardblaize ben_solly Joga5 gsussex

Heatherleatt CUPeducation TeacherToolkit

MrWickensPE

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 Surprise them. Taking my class to our woodland area with no instructions 20:42 & no reasons why to see what they do & how they react #ukedchat RT @TeacherToolkit: @ukedchat I find the most effective way to engage ALL students is to tell stories & use real-life (people) as examples. 20:43 #UKEdChat RT @Bectully: #ukedchat Personal touch- seems to me like you're not doing your best? Want to tell me what would help? Give engagement to 20:43 get it! RT @mrpeel: #ukedchat did a myst desc leson in obs - SLT loved it... ch not 20:43 wholly engaged. <Bet @timrylands would be interested in that “@sohear: Dear new, new Twitter, where are my saved searches? 20:43 #letsfly― 20:43 @Heatherleatt Agree: always honest. Just not very revealing #ukedchat #ukedchat Personal touch- seems to me like you're not doing your best? 20:43 Want to tell me what would help? Give engagement to get it! RT @TeacherToolkit: @ukedchat I find the most effective way to engage ALL students is to tell stories & use real-life (people) as examples. 20:43 #UKEdChat RT @KiDu89: Surprise them. Taking my class to our woodland area with no instructions & no reasons why to see what they do & how they react 20:43 #ukedchat RT @TeacherToolkit: @ukedchat I find the most effective way to engage ALL students is to tell stories & use real-life (people) as examples. 20:43 #UKEdChat 20:43 @SheliBB Theatre visits always worked for kids I taught #ukedchat @Langnut Hah! Read 'Controlled assessment and why I hate it' 20:43 http://t.co/WU8go7Uh #ukedchat @TeacherToolkit @ukedchat Agree, my students love it when I talk about 20:43 my old job or how "things used to be!" @ikeontoast @imrandjk not so tough if you combine areas through 20:43 enquiry or mantle of the expert #ukedchat #ukedchat i think santa arriving in a helicopter on our school field 20:43 tomorrow will be engaging 20:44 @ICTmagic on walls and on display #ukedchat “@StuartMaginnis: #ukedchat any good experiences of using Data to 20:44 develop Learning and Teaching?― 20:44 @ikeontoast helicopter for Santa wow! #ukedchat 20:44 @ikeontoast He's travelling in style now is he? #ukedchat #ukedchat 3/4 of the way through people. great chat. fast paced, but lots 20:44 of ideas. can we focus on engagement @dailydenouement Clare - read @totallywired77's blog or @DKMead's or 20:44 for that matter mine #ukedchat @ikeontoast Wow - Santa's really upped the stakes this year. What for 20:44 2012: a stealth bomber? I miss the reindeer... #ukedchat

KiDu89

EnlargeURVision

ufasarah

ICTwitz TeacherToolkit LearningSpy

Bectully

SusanElkinJourn

CreativeEdu

PhilWheeler1 SusanElkinJourn LearningSpy clairegowland SheliBB ikeontoast mrpeel TeacherToolkit gsussex nightzookeeper ikeontoast LearningSpy CreativeEdu

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 @SusanElkinJourn @SheliBB Getting arts groups who have outreach progs 20:44 to come into schools, scientists etc variety #ukedchat RT @dropoutnation: RT @LeonardoEffect: #ukedchat Combining art & science is very engaging. It is practical, visual and captures ... 20:44 http://t.co/1ZooXGm5 #ukedchat Experienced based learning is about as engaging as it gets-if u 20:44 want kids to learn they have to actually DO it. @StuartMaginnis very important that there is training. Plus a climate of 20:44 trust, then there is honesty. Never a witch hunt. #ukedchat RT @InsiaI: for me its so imp to know what interests them too u don't need to know about it but ask qu's, be genuinely interested #ukedchat What happens to the work that your class produce? Valued or stored away? #ukedchat @ICTwitz he taught me in a visit last year - great stuff #ukedchat RT @TeacherToolkit: @ukedchat I find the most effective way to engage ALL students is to tell stories & use real-life (people) as examples. #UKEdChat @TeacherToolkit @ukedchat Yes - stories. And anecdotes from your own past can be some of the most effective. for me its so imp to know what interests them too u don't need to know about it but ask qu's, be genuinely interested #ukedchat

eyebeams

ufasarah Ideas_Factory

Heatherleatt

ufasarah ICTmagic mrpeel

20:44 20:44 20:44

InsiaI SusanElkinJourn InsiaI

20:44 20:44 20:44

dropoutnation

RT @LeonardoEffect: #ukedchat Combining art & science is very engaging. 20:44 It is practical, visual and captures ... http://t.co/1ZooXGm5 @ben_solly Scan QR codes around the room and use google to answer 20:44 other questions before coming to see me. 3B4Me! #ukedchat @Joga5 true but so can the blog the comic strip the role play & the short 20:45 story. Also group work all day isn't good. Need variety #ukedchat 20:45 @clairegowland oh yes, google my name and mobile phone #ukedchat RT @ikeontoast #ukedchat i think santa arriving in a helicopter on our 20:45 school field tomorrow will be engaging <<< we have this next week! 20:45 @clairegowland @ukedchat #ukedchat ib profile want s studetns to be risk takers - applies to teachers 20:45 too @Bectully Exactly same principle, but Yr9 vs Yr11 thing seems 2 grab as 20:45 half have bros/sisters etc in Y11; bragging rights at home #ukedchat 20:45 @mrpeel Yay! :) #ukedchat Foster a culture of pupils showing each other what they have learned and 20:45 sharing expertise if acquired - make it a staple - #ukedchat

MrWickensPE

PhilWheeler1 paulhaigh

KiDu89 TeacherToolkit mrpeel

mattbuxton10 ICTmagic

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @Ideas_Factory: #ukedchat Experienced based learning is about as engaging as it gets-if u want kids to learn they have to actually DO it. @Joga5 @PhilWheeler1 @Prezi - Agree, I dare not imagine what would happen if all teachers discovered it #ukedchat @ikeontoast u'd definitely have me engaged! #ukedchat #ukedchat is anyone doing anything with smart phones/ipods?

ikeontoast richardblaize InsiaI clairegowland

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20:46 @nightzookeeper Yes, and your site is a great way of doing that. #ukedchat @TeacherToolkit @stuartmaginnis huge area that can't really be coveted 20:46 on Twitter! #ukedchat @dropoutnation @LeonardoEffect Reviewed a play last week (Twinkle 20:46 Twonkle) - big bang science & nursery rhymes for 4+. Brilliant. #ukedchat RT @Redsra: @LearningSpy students as learning partners. Kids trained to 20:46 observe and constructively comment on learning #ukedchat 20:46 @gsussex yeah very cool…can't wait…I'm fully engaged #ukedchat @ICTmagic I try to get work on blog or e-book as soon as possible, so 20:46 pupils know there is an audience (parents) for their work #ukedchat @clairegowland @MrWickensPE SportsCam app to analyse performance. Slow-mo analysis for evaluations. Doing lots of QR stuff though. #ukedchat “@SusanElkinJourn: @TeacherToolkit @ukedchat Yes - stories. And anecdotes from your own past can be some of the most effective.― #UKEdChat @Redsra I'm in the process of training some students as learning partners. #ukedchat #salp @pippypips That's what I like to hear. :) #ukedchat @ICTmagic shared digitally is the best way! #ukedchat

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 55m1th MrWickensPE ikeontoast P20 time - Project 20! I pinched this idea from someone here - now who 20:46 was it? #ukedchat @clairegowland @ben_solly Use of Internet, apps for video/stat analysis 20:46 and to record notes! #ukedchat @CreativeEdu ha ha ha… he's moving with the times…I just hope he 20:46 parachutes out and commando roles #ukedchat social networking too! Facebook is a great tool! We use it with our national 20:47 network of YP works a treat!all ufa staff do too! #ukedchat @KiDu89 don't steal my thunder please :) ..its only at my school surely?! 20:47 he he #ukedchat Simple but effective - students working in groups, then teaching fellow 20:47 classmates #ukedchat #ukedchat ...help i'm drowning...information overload...just be 20:47 creative..and be confident with ideas that are different...off now...Ahhh RT @Ideas_Factory: @ICTmagic #ukedchat If the kids work has been 20:47 blogged then not just put away but on global display RT @eyebeams: Foster culture of pupils showing ea oth what they have 20:47 learned and sharing expertise if acquired - make it staple - #ukedchat 20:47 @ikeontoast Just don't tell your health and safety officer! #ukedchat 20:47 @InsiaI ha ha… me or the helicopter? #ukedchat @Ideas_Factory #ukedchat blogging is great - the wider audience is so 20:48 motivating @ikeontoast Haha sorry! I thought it was only our school! Our kids have no 20:48 idea. Are you in Sussex? #ukedchat RT @poundten: #ukedchat ...help i'm drowning...information overload...just be creative..and be confident with ideas that are 20:48 different...off now...Ahhh #UKEdChat kids need to be engaged; challenged & supported. The curriculum needs to change & what we teach & expect as employers is 20:48 needed. #ukedchat backstage doing lots of shushing at the school play. Kids think 20:48 tweeting about teaching is hilarious! @ikeontoast @educationchat @imrandjk I agree! Spontaneity is good! #ukedchat that's also why mantles work-not such detailed plans, chdn lead @InsiaI not into FB at school #ukedchat @WideEyedNQT #ukedchat that doesnt surpise me! They are used to the tech, want to use it for facebook and thats it! @ben_solly @clairegowland Found QR codes easier as most mobile phones have QR facility. Do not need apply products all the time. #ukedchat

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 greenthumbelina RT @danhaesler: When teachers confuse engagement with conformity. 20:48 http://t.co/m8JCBolA #ukedchat @nightzookeeper #ukedchat projects that have really engaged? Yes please 20:48 go to leonardoeffect.com @LearningSpy @KnikiDavies @abbywilson575 20:48 #ukedchat all this and Mahler on radio 3 - heaven 20:49 @ukedchat thanks fo having me! RT @nightzookeeper: Simple but effective - students working in groups, 20:49 then teaching fellow classmates #ukedchat RT @TeacherToolkit: @ukedchat I find the most effective way to engage ALL students is to tell stories & use real-life (people) as examples. 20:49 #UKEdChat Lets look at engagement as a whole school initiative not teachers working 20:49 in isolation impossible to engage kids in EVERY subject #ukedchat @MrWickensPE @ben_solly #ukedchat our kids not that interested at 20:49 mo. Just want to use facebook. am struggling to 'make it cool' @danhaesler: When teachers confuse engagement with conformity. 20:49 http://t.co/lhZocTjx #ukedchat This example every teacher should read. @ICTwitz I try to get my Y5/6 children to post it themselves. Practises ICT 20:49 skills and saves me time. #ukedchat RT @nightzookeeper: Simple but effective - students working in groups, 20:49 then teaching fellow classmates #ukedchat RT @eyebeams: Foster a culture of pupils showing each other what they have learned and sharing expertise if acquired - make it a staple 20:49 #ukedchat With adults, I set a complex task then say "I'll give you a few mins then I want one question about this task from each of you." #ukedchat Our 10 learning essentials say quite a bit about the UFA seeks to engage YP. http://t.co/cbG28dP3 #ukedchat RT @LearningSpy: One key to engagement is intrinsically motivating students to want to learn #ukedchat 'wing project' is a gr8 example of just how much effort goes into creating a driving question http://t.co/Zte1hDIe #ukedchat @InsiaI #ukedchat read finding their passion changes everything by sir ken Robinson Schools Record Label ‘Showcase Section’ Coming soon, Showcasing youth music and education across the globe #ukedchat #music #School @TeacherToolkit #ukedchat Why if our curriculum is so restrictive and unengaging do we still put up with it? Time for change! RT @danhaesler: Lets look at engagement as a whole school initiative not teachers working in isolation impossible to engage kids in EVERY subject #ukedchat @KnikiDavies @Joga5 #ukedchat Fab idea.

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @danhaesler: Genuinely engaging students will do more for their 20:50 welfare/wellbeing than any amount of PSHE classes #ukedchat RT @cherylren: With adults, I set a complex task then say "I'll give you a few mins then I want one question about this task from each of you." 20:50 #ukedchat @TeacherToolkit I think the curriculum actually prevents engagement becuase it inhibits digression and interesting questons #ukedchat @mbrayford Great. I'm hoping to make more things over Christmas. Any requests? #ukedchat Genuinely engaging students will do more for their welfare/wellbeing than any amount of PSHE classes #ukedchat “@newscientist: Rats free each other from traps, then share chocolate http://t.co/nxGTlKO9― #ukedchat #engagement?!

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RT @mattpearson: engagement requires a supple, relaxed mind; one which 20:50 is not afraid of failure. Good teachers do not fear failure... #ukedchat @CKayPink you did, thought it was a bit left field for you. There's not 20:50 much to learn, try #tags like click this> #ukedchat now Don't forget to register free today and benefit from free uploads to your 20:50 own music store also iTunes.. #Schools #RecordLabel #ukedchat 20:50 @Heatherleatt @stuartmaginnis RT @Heatherleatt: @Ideas_Factory #ukedchat blogging is great - the wider 20:50 audience is so motivating 20:50 @KiDu89 north wales… santa is stepping it up this year> ha ha #ukedchat @alicescrimgeour SPOON : ) Banking education only teaches pupils how to 20:50 regurgitate info, not to think creatively & critically. #ukedchat @richardblaize #ukedchat I'm no great advocate of PPT by any means but I 20:51 just don't think you can generalise it like that... RT @Langnut: @TeacherToolkit #ukedchat Why if our curriculum is so 20:51 restrictive and unengaging do we still put up with it? Time for change! @ICTmagic Indeed. It gives pupils a real sense of purpose, and the 20:51 feedback from parents is really positive. #ukedchat @clairegowland @MrWickensPE @ben_solly difficult to keep up with fb, can you introduce more edutech into your lessons? #ukedchat RT @LearningSpy: #UKedchat Has everyone read Mindsets by Carol Dweck? If not that's a crucial starting point for engagement RT @danhaesler: Lets look at engagement as a whole school initiative not teachers working in isolation impossible to engage kids in EVERY subject #ukedchat RT @LearningSpy: Another great tool for engaging students in their own learning is #SOLOtaxonomy #ukedchat @clairegowland Set guidelines and stress they will not be given this opportunity again if they abuse it! #ukedchat Page 34 of 43

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 @ikeontoast Ahh so hopefully we are the only schools for some distance! 20:51 We will just pretend we didn't have this convo! #ukedchat #UKedchat Has everyone read Mindsets by Carol Dweck? If not that's a 20:51 crucial starting point for engagement RT @danhaesler: Genuinely engaging students will do more for their 20:51 welfare/wellbeing than any amount of PSHE classes #ukedchat 20:51 @mrpeel can I ask how come? #ukedchat RT @SusanElkinJourn: @TeacherToolkit I think the curriculum actually prevents engagement becuase it inhibits digression and interesting 20:51 questons #ukedchat 20:51 @SusanElkinJourn digression ! love it and cherish it #ukedchat RT @SusanElkinJourn: @TeacherToolkit I think the curriculum actually prevents engagement becuase it inhibits digression and interesting 20:51 questons #ukedchat RT @cherylren: With adults, I set a complex task then say "I'll give you a few mins then I want one question about this task from each of you." 20:51 #ukedchat 20:51 @KristianStill wow thanks, looks interesting. #ukedchat RT @nightzookeeper: Simple but effective - students working in groups, 20:52 then teaching fellow classmates #ukedchat I had a really bad year group, full of lively boys, and engaged them with lots 20:52 of trips #ukedchat Third year of teaching the year group now. #ukedchat that's it for me tonight, great chat as always, brain budding this 20:52 close to end of term, thanks all. @InsiaI sure. encouraged to avoid it due to lack of privacy and propensity 20:52 for abuse out of school. I use it at home... #ukedchat Having a syllabus "caps" what kids need to learn, as such concept of 20:52 "mastery" not explored. only need to know whats on the test! #ukedchat generally consensus seems to be variety, relationship, inspiring, practical 20:52 ideas engage the most #ukedchat 20:52 @triches Nice video exemplars there :) #ukedchat RT @SusanElkinJourn: @TeacherToolkit I think the curriculum actually prevents engagement becuase it inhibits digression and interesting 20:52 questons #ukedchat @kim_murden Oh I love entering competitions. Children love them and 20:53 buzz with excitement. #ukedchat @TeacherToolkit thoughts other than 'become a free school' I guess . . 20:53 #ukedchat Final thought - share with them photos from staff christmas dos.. sure that 20:53 will engage them! Night all, enjoy last week of term! #ukedchat RT @SusanElkinJourn: @mrpeel More than one 6th form student told me 20:53 that my digressions were the best thing in my lessons! #ukedchat

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @richardblaize: Stop repetition, getting them to create a fun PPT is not fun if they've done it in every lesson; actually just stop using PPT #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: Lets look at engagement as a whole school initiative not teachers working in isolation impossible to engage kids in EVERY subject #ukedchat @SusanElkinJourn @TeacherToolkit In Scotland, Curriculum for Excellence actively encourages these.#ukedchat @mattbuxton10 will try!!! Made me laugh out loud!!! #ukedchat RT @SusanElkinJourn: @TeacherToolkit I think the curriculum actually prevents engagement becuase it inhibits digression and interesting questons #ukedchat RT @foxfogman: I had a really bad year group, full of lively boys, and engaged them with lots of trips #ukedchat Third year of teaching the year group now. RT @ufasarah: Our 10 learning essentials say quite a bit about the UFA seeks to engage YP. http://t.co/cbG28dP3 #ukedchat RT @ufasarah: @LearningSpy absolutely agree. Dweck's work on Mindset is really good stuff, well researched too -we use it a lot with YP & adults #ukedchat

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@SusanElkinJourn @teachertoolkit Surely that is down to the teacher to 20:53 ensure the learning environment promotes this! #ukedchat @ICTwitz And it also allows parents to see what they children are doing so 20:53 they can talk about it and engage as well. #ukedchat “@Langnut: @TeacherToolkit #ukedchat >>curriculum is so restrictive 20:53 & unengaging why do we still put up with it? Time for change!― @Heatherleatt #ukedchat Agreed #quadblogging esp good as for a critical 20:53 friends & comments guarenteed! @KiDu89 you're on… although i may tweet to see if he ran over to you 20:53 and hugged u tight as he will def do with me #ukedchat @LearningSpy absolutely agree. Dweck's work on Mindset is really good 20:53 stuff, well researched too -we use it a lot with YP & adults #ukedchat @mrpeel More than one 6th form student told me that my digressions 20:53 were the best thing in my lessons! #ukedchat with 5 mins to go people…FINAL THOUGHTS… is it activities etc or is it 20:54 personal qualities that engage? #ukedchat @TeacherToolkit @stuartmaginnis very true. Data is dull, but is a key 20:54 driver if properly analysed and understood. #ukedchat 20:54 @foxfogman keep him away from children... #ukedchat @ikeontoast Haha I'll up you on that and say I'm going to get a photo of 20:54 me sitting on his lap! #ukedchat 1. Autonomy - Give kids freedom to do what/when/how/with whom with 20:54 regard to demonstrating understanding #ukedchat Final 5 minutes or so for #ukedchat this week. Any last 20:54 thoughts/comments?

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 #ukedchat I know I bang on about it, but having an education secretary who understands state education would help engage children. @SusanElkinJourn #ukedchat i was given a flase autobog. "memoirs of a rambling man" #ukedchat use a variety of visual stimulous - video, PowerPoint, photos, etc. Self determination theory - Autonomy - Mastery - Purpose = Engagement. #ukedchat #ukedchat oh dear, teething baby needs attention! Doesn't he know its ukedchat time! thanks guys, great chat tonight. @kim_murden @ICTmagic Very powerful, and still underused in my opinion #ukedchat

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RT @foxfogman: #ukedchat the UFA is an excellent way of engaging 20:55 children, and TASC does something of a similar nature. Cheers Simon! 20:55 #ukedchat Happy Christmas one and all! RT @SusanElkinJourn: @TeacherToolkit I think the curriculum actually prevents engagement becuase it inhibits digression and interesting 20:55 questons #ukedchat What subject is hardest to get children to engage with do we think? Why? 20:55 Difference between KS1, 2, 3 & 4? #ukedchat @eyebeams Unearthed those guys a while back, not the prettiest site but 20:55 great pbl content #ukedchat #ukedchat 75% is personal - need to make the dull but necessary 20:55 engaging. 2. Mastery - Don't give grades... only 3 pieces of feedback to improve... EVERYONE can get better, but why would I if I get an A? #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: Lets look at engagement as a whole school initiative not teachers working in isolation impossible to engage kids in EVERY subject #ukedchat #ukedchat the UFA is an excellent way of engaging children, and TASC does something of a similar nature. @MrWickensPE @teachertoolkit Probably, but not all teachers have confidence to plough own furrow. #ukedchat thanks for your great ideas. as always. #ukedchat @SusanElkinJourn @MrWickensPE @teachertoolkit It should be part of intitial Teacher Training - no excuse I'm afraid - #ukedchat RT @LearningSpy: @ukedchat Don't waste time with learning styles and brain gym #ukedchat @danhaesler Really quality tweets from you in #ukedchat this evening. Thank you

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RT @richardblaize: Stop repetition, getting them to create a fun PPT is not 20:56 fun if they've done it in every lesson; actually just stop using PPT #ukedchat RT @mrpeel: #ukedchat 75% is personal - need to make the dull but 20:56 necessary engaging. @TeacherToolkit @langnut #ukedchat totally disagree. See my earlier 20:56 tweet on this. Page 37 of 43

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 JamesTheo RT @LearningSpy: @ukedchat Don't waste time with learning styles and 20:56 brain gym #ukedchat 3. Purpose - Get out in the community and let the kids use their strengths 20:56 for others... They'll soon let you theyre engaged #ukedchat Would be really interested to know if you think the new DigitalMe project 20:56 will engage your students http://t.co/vqYpDiDC #ukedchat 20:56 @ukedchat Don't waste time with learning styles and brain gym #ukedchat 20:56 @KiDu89 you're on :) #ukedchat RT @bucharesttutor: Personal interaction and proper feedback is one of the things I always thought when it comes to engaging the students 20:56 #ukedchat @paulblakemore @richardblaize Here's 2 creative ways to use PPT > 20:56 http://t.co/gbUA3eIC and http://t.co/WuZ9XXQ4 #ukedchat RT @camaxwell: Great projects with real outcomes engage students. Do 20:56 projects that are publicly visible & for the community #ukedchat @MrWickensPE: Before we engage students, we need to build a positive 20:57 relationship with them #ukedchat Relationship based learning the key @ICTwitz #ukedchatDid a photo taking competition with captions last year. 20:57 Writing and photography was amazing. #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: 2. Mastery - Don't give grades... only 3 pieces of feedback to improve... EVERYONE can get better, but why would I if I get an A? 20:57 #ukedchat #ukedchat my final thought: occasionally ditch the schemes I work and powerpoints and just teach something that YOU find engaging RT @triches: Would be really interested to know if you think the new DigitalMe project will engage your students http://t.co/vqYpDiDC #ukedchat @ukedchat: engaging pupils is a crucially important topic, because it is obviously key to learning. THANKS for this evening. @mattpearson @TeacherToolkit Cfor E is very child-led curriculum. Come to Scotland. #ukedchat @ikeontoast The personal qualities affect the quality and engagement of the activities! #ukedchat RT @triches: Would be really interested to know if you think the new DigitalMe project will engage your students http://t.co/vqYpDiDC #ukedchat Please Re Tweet...SCHOOL MUSIC COMPETITION POSTER: Inspire young musicians : Song For London 2012 Competition http://t.co/LnDy5MKQ ukedchat RT @nightzookeeper: @hip_teacher great point music can be so powerful, especially when kids are being creative #ukedchat RT @MissionExplore: Make the unusual usual.. what's normally off limits in limits.. Yes bring the world inside - but also go outside into the world.. #ukedchat Page 38 of 43

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 ICTmagic paulblakemore RT @ukedchat: #ukedchat is hosted by @SirBlimelyWindy next week. Poll 20:58 now online at http://t.co/lwkulff2 20:58 @eyebeams @richardblaize thanks for those! #ukedchat @LearningSpy agree but short sharp activities can help manage energy 20:58 levels...but think brain gym may be a poorly researched fad? #ukedchat In case you missed it. How to engage as many pupils as possible 20:58 http://t.co/SkbovH1p #ukedchat RT @nightzookeeper: Simple but effective - students working in groups, 20:58 then teaching fellow classmates #ukedchat You engage pupils by being passionate about your subject and being even 20:58 more passionate about their future potential. #ukedchat #ukedchat Engagement comes when kids have fun,they remember more 20:58 when doing and they are more attentive when being taught using humour #ukedchat is hosted by @SirBlimelyWindy next week. Poll now online at 20:58 http://t.co/lwkulff2 “@MrWickensPE: @ikeontoast The personal qualities affect the quality > 20:58 and engagement of the activities! #ukedchat―>>great answer @ufasarah it's a fact! I used Super Learning Days for GandT kids 5 years ago 20:58 and they still remember it more than anything else! #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: Lets look at engagement as a whole school initiative not teachers working in isolation impossible to engage kids in EVERY subject 20:58 #ukedchat @SusanElkinJourn This is where Schools, ITT needs to ensure teachers 20:58 enter/continue through the profession with confidence! #ukedchat 20:58 Lets Inspire the youth!!!! #ukedchat http://t.co/LnDy5MKQ @foxfogman Let's be reasonable. I'm no Gove apologist but he's the 20:58 product of state education & his kids are in state schools. #ukedchat 20:58 Engaging #ukedchat tonight. Well done everyone! It's 9pm. HUGE thanks to you all & @ikeontoast for hosting #ukedchat this 20:59 evening. All links shared are available here http://t.co/i9nEYWGX #ukedchat showing you care is fantastic for motivating and engaging 20:59 children. And enjoying yourself, andbeing prepared to look an idiot! RT @InsiaI: something found useful was teachers who made an effort to acknowledge that regardless of what 'label' u hold ur an individual 20:59 #ukedchat RT @danhaesler: Genuinely engaging students will do more for their 20:59 welfare/wellbeing than any amount of PSHE classes #ukedchat @MrWickensPE @nightzookeeper @ben_solly we are using ipods for 20:59 video unit. so far kids love it and they are hard to break! #ukedchat Page 39 of 43

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 ikeontoast RT @ukedchat: #ukedchat is hosted by @SirBlimelyWindy next week. Poll 20:59 now online at http://t.co/lwkulff2 something found useful was teachers who made an effort to acknowledge 20:59 that regardless of what 'label' u hold ur an individual #ukedchat RT @C_Hendrick: You engage pupils by being passionate about your subject and being even more passionate about their future potential. 20:59 #ukedchat 20:59 2 mins and counting…very last thoughts….#ukedchat RT @Ideas_Factory: #ukedchat Engagement comes when kids have fun,they remember more when doing and they are more attentive when 20:59 being taught using humour @SusanElkinJourn #ukedchat reasonable and Gove? Schools where teachers don't have to be qualified or Heads qualified? He is the worst 21:00 ever! @MrWickensPE @clairegowland @ben_solly guess it depends on the age 21:00 and subject but using interactive tech is very engaging #ukedchat Engage your kids by showing you are truly excited by what you are 21:00 teaching. If you don't enjoy, they won't. #ThirstForLearning #ukedchat The #ukedchat archive will be collected at 9.15 ish, and available at 21:00 http://t.co/i9nEYWGX final thought: learning needs to be relevant, interesting and varied to 21:00 engage #ukedchat Just want to thank @InsiaI our youth ambassador for bringing a YP's 21:00 perspective to #ukedchat tonight :-) 21:00 @ikeontoast Thanks for skillful moderation. Good job #ukedchat @danhaesler Don't give grades as some kids on A? don't grades give those 21:00 on F-B grades something to aim for, & clear guidelines?? #ukedchat The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability to see something 21:00 in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat My last thought: @ the heart ofengagement lies relationship. Think of your 21:00 fav teacher: for most, they taught our fav subject #ukedchat 21:00 #ukedchat - you have chatted well everyone..thats 9…. THANK YOU @ikeontoast a combination for me but get the personal stuff right and ur 21:00 onto a winner just my humble opinion #ukedchat Integrated with iTunes / Unique charts / Competitions Free Membership 21:00 and resources... Join Free @ http://t.co/BgorfZu5 #ukedchat #ukedchat work hard, take the lead, organise events and try to get outside 21:00 speakers to come in to talk with and engage your pupils. RT @ICTmagic: Engage your kids by showing you are truly excited by what you are teaching. If you don't enjoy, they won't. #ThirstForLearning 21:01 #ukedchat Page 40 of 43

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How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 ufasarah ikeontoast @danhaesler thanks for your tweets tonight, really felt they resonated 21:01 with me and the work we do at UFA #ukedchat RT @ufasarah: Just want to thank @InsiaI our youth ambassador for 21:01 bringing a YP's perspective to #ukedchat tonight :-) @SusanElkinJourn @teachertoolkit it depends on how you interpret the curriculum. Running an orangutan rescue centre was NC based #ukedchat @LearningSpy u are too kind :) #ukedchat Only usually dip in and out but tonights was great, some fantastic ideas and opinions #ukedchat RT @GeoCollective: As a group of teachers we created @MissionExplore to engage students in new ways http://t.co/LU3fnZ0w it's for science & arts.. #ukedchat RT @LearningSpy: @ikeontoast Thanks for skillful moderation. Good job #ukedchat <--- Here here!

SheliBB ikeontoast richardblaize

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TomMorganJones danhaesler ICTwitz

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mbrayford

21:01 @ikeontoast Thanks for #ukedchat tonight. It engaged me anyway ;-) RT @Ideas_Factory: #ukedchat Engagement comes when kids have fun,they remember more when doing and they are more attentive when 21:01 being taught using humour I'll be in the UK in January if any #ukedchat schools are keen to explore this 21:02 further... see www.danhaesler.com if you're interested. @clairegowland @ben_solly @MrWickensPE Are children able to bring 21:02 their own? #ukedchat #ukedchat Im back...decided I like information overload better than sitting 21:02 a classroom bored out of my mind...Thanks to all contributors @ikeontoast Thanks for hosting. It was a great chat tonight. Wasn't it your 21:02 first hosting? Well done. #ukedchat RT @Langnut: #ukedchat After a term of struggling with very disillusioned Y9 students my best engagement has come when I've NOT been standing 21:02 at front. @danhaesler @learningspy cheers very much…PHEW!!! #ukedchat @ikeontoast Great chat! #ukedchat @ben_solly @clairegowland @MrWickensPE Agreed! #ukedchat @ICTwitz ha ha thanks.. thank you #ukedchat Interesting stuff in #ukedchat tonight - cheers to @ikeontoast Challenge them, & let em know you expect them 2 meet your challenge; 21:03 'get target grade, or die tryin'' #ukedchat @ICTmagic yeah first hosting indeed. hope it was ok….crazy speed 21:03 #ukedchat 21:02 21:02 21:02 21:02 21:03 RT @C_Hendrick: The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability 21:03 to see something in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat 21:03 @MrWickensPE @susanelkinjourn 21:03 @danhaesler Please can you follow so DM you? RT @LearningSpy: @ikeontoast Thanks for skillful moderation. Good job 21:03 #ukedchat Page 41 of 43

danhaesler nightzookeeper

amazingict ICTmagic

CRTorn ikeontoast MrWickensPE nightzookeeper ikeontoast dailydenouement mattbuxton10 ikeontoast

tobiassolem TeacherToolkit ukedchat nightzookeeper

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @C_Hendrick: You engage pupils by being passionate about your subject and being even more passionate about their future potential. #ukedchat RT @ufasarah: Just want to thank @InsiaI our youth ambassador for bringing a YP's perspective to #ukedchat tonight :-) @ben_solly My blog post on jigsaw groupings #ukedchat http://t.co/i0mCpDbs @MrWickensPE thanks mate #ukedchat

PhilippaSL Ideas_Factory pauldavidmac ikeontoast

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Ideas_Factory LearningSpy nightzookeeper

RT @C_Hendrick: The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability 21:03 to see something in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat @mattbuxton10 @danhaesler Confused. is one of you advocating the 21:03 giving of grades? #ukedchat 21:04 @ukedchat can I add this one please? http://t.co/JdG17EtB Kids love it! Great to use phones with KS3/4 PE! KS4 GCSE/BTEC theory lessons have access to whatever you want! @nightzookeeper #ukedchat RT @dailydenouement: Interesting stuff in #ukedchat tonight - cheers to @ikeontoast - DITTO that @ukedchat Following... :) @danhaesler or if taught to a C to benefit the school... #ukedchat didn't tweet much tonight as working in between, but agreed with many ideas @ikeontoast thanks for hosting #ukedchat RT @ICTmagic: @ikeontoast Thanks for hosting. It was a great chat tonight. Wasn't it your first hosting? Well done. #ukedchat @nightzookeeper @ben_solly @MrWickensPE only 6th at mo, but will roll out to Yr10 soon, just need itsupport to say yes to own 1s#ukedchat @nightzookeeper Currently do not have School iPods (working on it). Rely on student iPods/Phones ATM. #ukedchat RT @LearningSpy: @ukedchat Don't waste time with learning styles and brain gym #ukedchat thank you to all who are sending their thanks - much appreciated…time to give my fingers a rest #ukedchat

MrWickensPE ufasarah danhaesler HellesBelles396 mrholdsworth Ideas_Factory

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clairegowland MrWickensPE GeekPeter ikeontoast

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joclap89 LearningSpy davidwebster

RT @C_Hendrick: The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability 21:05 to see something in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat @danhaesler @mattbuxton Agreed: If you grade it it's not formative 21:06 assessment: http://t.co/zpR3YTUV #UKedchat RT @LearningSpy: @ukedchat Don't waste time with learning styles and 21:06 brain gym #ukedchat RT @C_Hendrick: The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability 21:06 to see something in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat Quick plug as tweeps are leaving the building after #ukedchat 21:06 http://t.co/6uzDPnKl Pls visit and comment, we love comments \o/ RT @pauldavidmac: @ben_solly My blog post on jigsaw groupings 21:06 #ukedchat http://t.co/i0mCpDbs 21:06 @C_Hendrick couldn't agree more! #ukedchat Page 42 of 43

ICTmagic

mrholdsworth Ideas_Factory InsiaI

How do you engage as many pupils as possible? #ukedchat 8th December 2011 RT @C_Hendrick: The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability to see something in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat RT @MrWickensPE: @ikeontoast The personal qualities affect the quality and engagement of the activities! #ukedchat RT @C_Hendrick: You engage pupils by being passionate about your subject and being even more passionate about their future potential. #ukedchat RT @GeoCollective: As a group of teachers we created @MissionExplore to engage students in new ways http://t.co/LU3fnZ0w it's for science & arts.. #ukedchat I agree, they are twaddle >> “@LearningSpy: @ukedchat Don't waste time with learning styles and brain gym #ukedchat― RT @pauldavidmac: @ben_solly My blog post on jigsaw groupings #ukedchat http://t.co/y42h9DT9 Jigsaws rock @danhaesler @LearningSpy But higher grades mean being better at something/knowing more about it; therefore isn't this a goal? #ukedchat @davidwebster Twaddle! Great word #ukedchat RT @ukedchat: Brill, #ukedchat is up for 'Best Twitter Hashtag' award in the Edublogs 2011 - Vote at http://t.co/VeILRfMa - Loads of UK tweeps named! @mattbuxton10 Definitely goal to improve but sharing grades prevents this #ukedchat @danhaesler ukedchat 08 Dec 2011 http://t.co/jp4imcUP #ukedchat poll for Thursday 15th December 2011, hosted by @SirBlimelyWindy http://t.co/1x7b5lds

InsiaI GeekPeter

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LeonardoEffect

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JOHNSAYERS davidwebster LearningSpy

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mattbuxton10 LearningSpy

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CapeUK LearningSpy ukedchat ukedchat

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medv2

RT @C_Hendrick: The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability 21:10 to see something in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat RT @C_Hendrick: The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability 21:10 to see something in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat RT @ukedchat: #ukedchat at 8pm "How do you engage as many pupils as 21:10 possible?", hosted by @ikeontoast RT @MrWickensPE: @ikeontoast The personal qualities affect the quality 21:11 and engagement of the activities! #ukedchat RT @C_Hendrick: The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability 21:11 to see something in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat RT @ukedchat: Brill, #ukedchat is up for 'Best Twitter Hashtag' award in the Edublogs 2011 - Vote at http://t.co/VeILRfMa - Loads of UK tweeps 21:11 named! RT @C_Hendrick: The most engaging teachers are the ones with the ability 21:11 to see something in kids that they can't yet see in themselves. #ukedchat RT @Ideas_Factory: #ukedchat Experienced based learning is about as 21:11 engaging as it gets-if u want kids to learn they have to actually DO it.

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Biolady99

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