Archive for the ‘Boardworks’ Category

How geography influences the school day…

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Boardworks have republished some lessons ideas that I wrote for them, considering how geography influences the school day. Now included are some handy display headings to be used in the classroom when displaying the outcomes of the activity…


Your school day and geography…

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

A couple of transition ideas that I jotted down for Boardworks that may be of interest.


Drought in England- where’s all the water gone?

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Since writing this for Boardworks it hasn’t stopped raining… Free lesson ideas.


Literacy, CPD and zombies…

Saturday, April 21st, 2012


A roundup of a few geographical links and ideas that I’ve come across during the course of the week.

Email from Boardworks about the ‘10 reasons to study geography’ poster which I helped put together, it  can be downloaded from their blog. Also received a couple of copies in the post. Just finished writing a blog post for them about the drought….


Working towards becoming a VITAL professional and held my first VITAL group meeting this week. Also attended a TeachShare held by Alan Parkinson about Triptico, a resource by David Riley. A replay can be found here. Most of my subject specific professional development is coming from here at the moment, the Geography Portal maintained by Alan is well worth the small fee for your department.

Thanks to Simon Jones for highlighting the zombie survival map, some creative writing to come with his little gem…



Starting giving my classes topic based spelling tests, students had to learn the definitions and spelling of ten words, guess what? The world didn’t end. On the subject of literacy another thanks to the Arthur Terry Geography Department for sharing their improving QWC in Geography mat, and for providing me with a pdf copy.

Finally a 100 days until the Olympics passed, trying to contain myself Winking smile

Does life exist beneath the ice sheet of Antarctica?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012


Latest piece that I wrote for the Boardworks’ blog.

Use Boardworks in your teaching…

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

and fancy writing a lesson plan for them? Read below a message from Ros White.

boardworksGiven the inspiring feedback we’ve received from teachers over the years we are now looking for practising teachers who enjoy using Boardworks resources to work with us to write lesson plans about the interesting ways they use Boardworks material in their lessons.

Perhaps there is a particular lesson that you find your students respond well to, or you may have an example of how you’ve successfully tackled a difficult topic in your subject? It’s entirely up to you.

The lesson plan should be approximately 300-500 words and cover material you already teach with, so we wouldn’t expect you to spend more than an hour or so working on this. For every lesson plan we use we’ll pay £50.

An example of just one of the great lesson plans we’ve received already for a Geography lesson can be found here:

We also accept lesson plans across all subject areas, so if you’re interested in sharing one of your lesson plans with other teachers or would like some more information then please get in contact with me, Ros White, at and I’ll be happy to fill you in on the details.