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Rebecca Wylie
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A eureka moment in marking!
Whatever the latest advice is about how we are supposed to mark, all I want to do is mark my students' books as effectively and as efficiently as I can. In our department, we use a blue highlighter to identify mistakes. When we hand the books back, we do a ...

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Post half term break, renewed enthusiasm!
I don't know about you, but I was just about clawing myself through the last two weeks of last half term. I tried to be bouncy and whizzy, but I had no fuel left in my tank! However, sitting down to do a bit of work today and finding myself procrastinating ...

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Don't be afraid of winding up your 'bottom set'!
I know, that's an odd title for a blog post, but it does sum up the essence of what I'm going to say. Too often with more challenging classes I have shied away from doing the fun stuff because it might get riotous. I used to do it, but then I used to be mor...

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Another new year!
The start to another new year approaches. In a few days, I will be faced with a classroom full of bright, shiny, nervous new faces all wondering what their German lessons will entail. They have no idea what lies in front of them; so many changes and new cha...

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Another new year!
The start to another new year approaches. In a few days, I will be faced with a classroom full of bright, shiny, nervous new faces all wondering what their German lessons will entail. They have no idea what lies in front of them; so many changes and new cha...

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Pass the translation...or whatever you want to do!
Last Yr13 lesson tomorrow and I felt the need to do something fun, yet also useful. So I found a brilliant tips for the translation sheet on TES here:  A2 German translation tips  by Lis1982, adapted it and used the translation sentences as a pass the parce...

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Mimes and memory hooks
I haven't blogged for a while for various reasons and I was spurred on to write this blogpost, not by something which happened in my class last week, but by a mixture of other things happening around me.  Firstly, I have been getting more and more concerned...

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99% TL teaching in bottom set Yr 8 Class - woohoo!
Well, how pleased with myself was I today?  I'll be honest; I had a dip in my use of the TL in teaching bottom set classes just before Christmas.  It was a reeeaaally long term and I was absolutely pulling myself up that mountain by my fingertips, especiall...

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Praise and sanctions
Happy New Year to all! In August I blogged about some behaviour cards that I had made (see original post here ).  I just wanted to update and let you know about how I have adapted them to suit a particularly challenging, quite large, Year 8 bottom set of ma...

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Games, competition and fun, fun, fun!
Hello all!  In MFL we use all sorts of strategies to engage our learners; much of this is centred around games, competition and fun activities - all ways to 'con' our learners to learn!  As an MFL teacher, I was trained to use these types of strategies most...
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