Author Archives: MrHopeVGMS

About MrHopeVGMS

History Teacher, Head of Year and Acting Assistant Head at VGMS. KS2 and KS3 History predominately, but I maintain an interest in all areas of History.

Reflecting responsibly

This blog has charted an interesting period in my teaching life.  When I first started blogging here, it was as a classroom teacher looking for an echo chamber to reflect and develop my practice.  Then I became a Head of Year and … Continue reading

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Go with the flow

New custom flow chart on the wall to guide students around an activity.

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Through the classroom

Through the classroom On Tuesday night I was asked by our Head to do a quick and engaging starter for our staff directed time. I came up with ‘Through the classroom’. Utilizing my wasted youth practicing Loyd Grossman impressions and … Continue reading

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Things to focus on after Easter

Last night we had a twilight professional development session at work and as part of that we were put into Action Research groups.  After a bit of soul searching I’ve come up with the things I really want to focus … Continue reading

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ACT Assessment… my final acronym!

This is it!  I promise.  As some of my colleagues have pointed out, I’ve been rather acronym obsessed recently, but I think I’ve finally nailed it and I’m going to stick with ACT.   It’s taken me a long time … Continue reading

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Should CUE become CUT?

I’ve been using CUE 1234, (Content, Understanding, Evaluation) for several months now with my students as an assessment tool.  Now I’m starting to wonder whether I should change it slightly?  My main issue is that there is a definite overlap … Continue reading

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Finding the time

Today has been a great day… an inspiring day in fact.  That it has been so has been all the more unusual for the fact I am currently snowed under with work and busy dealing with multiple incidents in my … Continue reading

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