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Aspects of practical teaching

  • What are the most effective aspects of teaching which emerge for you when you view the video?
  • What are the least effective aspects of teaching which emerge for you on watching?
  • What are the factors contributing to the success / problems?
  • How could you make use some of the success factors in your teaching?

Theory as in the videos

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From Behave to learn with Bayley

There are 3 videos in this series.
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Bright Extroverts
John helps to harness the enthusiasm of vocal, engaged students
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The Quiet Ones
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Bayley focuses on the pupils that fidget during lessons

Hard To Teach

These videos demonstrate a number of unique and innovative approaches to teaching some tricky topics.
There are 13 videos in this series.
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Hard to Teach - Personal Hygiene
Advice on how to help pupils improve their personal hygiene
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Hard To Teach - Secondary History
Teaching tips on how to incorporate interpretation into history
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Hard To Teach - Secondary English
Invigorate English lessons with these tips on teaching grammar
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Hard To Teach - Secondary Geography
Two teachers combine their subjects with sustainable development
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Hard To Teach - Secondary Science
A demonstration of experiments for teaching electrical circuits
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Hard To Teach - Secondary Maths
Integrating cross-curricular teaching of quadratic functions
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Hard To Teach - Secondary Music
Encouraging expression in music playing with Dalcroze eurythmics
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Hard To Teach - Secondary Maths Using ICT
Teachers use ICT with 'hard to teach' maths topics
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Hard To Teach - Secondary English Using ICT
Three English teachers show how they integrate ICT into lessons
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Hard To Teach - Secondary Science Using ICT
Teachers use ICT to engage their students in science lessons
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Hard To Teach - Secondary Science Using ICT: Investigating Combustion with Year 7 Using Gas Sensors
A science teacher shows how ICT can make tricky topics accessible
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Investigating Acceleration with Year 9 Using Light Gates
An investigation into light gates and data loggers aimed at KS3 students
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Investigating pH with Year 11 Using a pH Probe
Introducing students to acids, alkalis and pH levels at KS4

RSA Lectures

The public lecture series covering contemporary issues debates some big ideas: are our children overprotected, can there be a kind of public morality that extends beyond the state, what might learning look like in the year 2016? These and other key though
There are 9 videos in this series.
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Stephen Heppell - Learning 2016
Stephen Heppell discusses what future learning looks like
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Foundations of Global Morality with Mary Warnock
Baroness Warnock examines the need for a global morality
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Oliver James - Affluenza
A psychologist argues that affluence influences mental illness
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Steve Jones - The Literary Ape
A professor questions if humans are still chimps who write books
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Howard Gardner - Future Minds
A focus on the types of minds needed for the globalised world
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Wangari Maathai - A Life in Conservation
Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai speaks at the RSA
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Restorative Justice in Schools
RSA lecture focusing on restorative justice
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Tim Gill - Risk and Childhood
Is our risk-averse approach to childhood ruining the experience?
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Sex Slavery and Human Trafficking
What can be done to help victims of sex trafficking in the UK?

How Do They Do It In...?

What can we learn from other countries' teaching methods, education system and classroom experiences? Alongside sharing some interesting ideas, these programmes teach much about different cultures and ways of living.
There are 21 videos in this series.
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School Dinners - How Do They Do it in Rome?
Examines how school meals in Rome were transformed
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Black School Leadership - How Do They Do It In Chicago?
Racial barriers are confronted and exposed in Chicago
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Germany - Vocational Education
A look at the vocational education of three Bremen pupils
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Japan - Teaching Science
How is Japan dealing with a lack of take-up in science education?
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Cuba - Performing Arts
A look at the importance of performing and visual arts in Cuba
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China - Sport and PE
A look at how Chinese schools develop exercise habits in students
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Sweden - Early Years
We explore the success of Sweden's approach to nursery education
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Holland - Sex Education
Can a direct approach to sex education reduce pregnancy rates?
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Holland - Sex Education 2
A look at the Dutch sex education programme Long Live Love
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Hungary - Primary Maths
A revealing look at the Hungarian approach to teaching maths
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Norway - Anti Bullying
Why Norwegians are such pioneers in tackling bullying?
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France - Teaching Handwriting
A look at how France teaches the skill of handwriting to pupils
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Bosnia - Teaching History
A look at how history is taught in a post-conflict region
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South Africa - Teaching Singing
Can South Africa's love of singing be brought to UK schools?
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India - Teaching Empire
A look at the teaching of the British Empire in indian schools
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Germany - Early Years Engineering
How companies are working with kindergartens to develop engineers
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The USA - Global Citizenship post 9/11
New approaches to global citizenship education in the USA
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Vietnam - Teaching the Vietnam War
The challenges of teaching the Vietnam War in Vietnam is explored
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Russia - Teaching World War II
How Russian schools tackle lessons on the second world war
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Japan - Teaching Respect and Manners
What role do Japanese schools play in encouraging good manners?

Skills Championships

Every two years young people who excel in vocational skills compete at WorldSkills, the global skills olympics. Watch as they fight it out to prove their excellence.
There are 6 videos in this series.
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Skills Championships - Learning to be Champions
The early training stages for the UK's WorldSkills select 60
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Who's Going to Japan?
The 23 candidates are chosen to represent the UK at WorldSkills 2007
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Bricklayer Michael Broadley prepares for WorldSkills 2007
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A focus on WorldSkills finalist Graham Squire, a 20-year-old chef
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Skills Championships - Landscape Gardening
The UK's landscape gardening team prepare for WorldSkills 2007
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Beauty Therapy
Beauty therapist Jade Kidd prepares for WorldSkills 2007

The Teaching Challenge

Celebrities and experts brave the classroom to see what they can bring to education. This endlessly fascinating series demonstrated that some 'out there' thinking and a passion for a topic can really engage children.
There are 26 videos in this series.
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Lynne Truss
The author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves takes on one English class
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John Humphrys
John Humphrys tries his hand at being a teacher
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Carole Caplin
Lifestyle guru Carole Caplin teaches a KS3 food technology class
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Tony Robinson
Tony Robinson tries his hand at teaching secondary history
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Steve Jones
Steve Jones tries teaching genetic science to 10-year-olds
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Rick Stein
From kitchen to classroom: the TV chef has a go at teaching
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Arthur Smith
Comedian Arthur Smith swaps his mic for a class on citizenship
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Prunella Scales and Timothy West
Prunella Scales and Timothy West share their passion for drama
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Roy Hattersley
Roy Hattersley takes on a political history class
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David Blunkett
David Blunkett attempts to teach poetry to A Level students
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Simon Singh
Simon Singh uses secret codes to make maths exciting
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Allegra McEvedy
Allegra McEvedy helps a primary class make healthy food

The Teaching Challenge

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Trevor and Simon
Comedians Trevor and Simon bring comedy and drama to a classroom
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The Car Restorer
A car restorer works with GCSE students to design a logo
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The Nuclear Physicist
A Nuclear Physicist works with GCSE pupils
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The Architect
An architect teaches a GCSE geography class about design
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Rachel Johnson
Novelist and journalist Rachel Johnson takes on the challenge
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John Hegley
Britain's 'alternative poet laureate', accompanied by a handful of leaves, a suit and a ukulele, tries his hand at teaching poetry.
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Michaela Strachan
Michaela Strachan leads an RE lesson on animal hunting
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Suggs returns to his old school to teach the art of songwriting
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Ade Adepitan
Paralympics champion Ade Adepitan teaches wheelchair basketball
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Vanessa Feltz
Vanessa Feltz accepts the challenge to teach a Year 6 class
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Comedy Dave
Comedy Dave leads a group of inner city children on an adventure
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The Best Of
The greatest moments of first time celebrity teachers
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Shappi Korsandi
Comedian Shappi Khorsandi teaches a primary lesson on refugees
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Christian Jessen
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