Science unit convenors present their “warts and all” assessment of Kickstart: how well did the pre-session engagement initiative work in its first outing in the Faculty of Science and Engineering?
Tell them what happens to those who don’t pay attention
There are many creative techniques that can help teaching staff keep students engaged in learning. This week reports are circulating on the internet of one high school maths teacher with a new approach out of left-field: threatening students with spoilers from the HBO series Game of Thrones. If students do not pay attention when required, they risk being told which characters in the hit series will die in the next season, and how. By all reports the technique has been very effective, with the class remaining quiet, and very attentive.
The teacher has already read all the books by George R. R. Martin, thus proving the saying, knowledge is power. Although, as die-hard Game of Thrones fans will know, that concept didn’t work out so well for Littlefinger against Cersei in Episode 1 of Season 2.
Workshop is Coming
If you’re in search of inspiration for ways to deliver essential knowledge and skills in a way that inspires creativity and motivation, consider participating in this upcoming session from the Learning and Teaching Centre:
Fostering Creativity in Our Classroom
Thursday 3rd April
5pm to 6.30pm
Details and registration here
P.S. Beware searching for anything Game of Thrones-related online, for the Internet is dark and full of spoilers.
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