What we did & Learning objectives!
1) To find out some key points about your topic using effective search techniques – what it is – history of how long its been an issue – a few key facts and figures eg. How much GM food is produced in the uk. Also include one news article
2) To gather some relevant images and pictures from Google image search and from a stock photo website like Corbis images and sxc.hu
What went well?
My planning was pretty spot on and really helped the delivery of the lesson. I was able to use my PowerPoint effectively and use my subject knowledge well.
They were on task with the website preparation of pages and were really beginning to form and fill their websites with information.
I thought I used RM tutor well and especially blank screens for those who were not listening.
I was really able to questions the pupils well target my questioning to pupils that were obviously not responding. I tried not to do keep asking the same pupil again and again.
What could have been done better and what will I do about it?
The main downfall of this lesson was the behaviour management of the low level disruption.
The pupils were quite chatty and talkative which made it hard to start teaching as they were talking.
I found that I did have to reprimand them and ask them to be quiet and I gave them all a chance and said that I will issue warnings for people who talk when I was talking and they were then quiet but then I found myself getting so swept up in the teaching that I missed the other pupils talking again and did not follow through on my warnings.
So the main things I need to work on is to NOT start teaching until all the class are quiet even if this takes longer.
I also need to be hotter on giving warnings if I use it as a threat and what I should find is that once I do issue one ill be saying that I have given you a warning contact book out and or name on the board. I expect this will kick them into action.