This is very
much a resource inspired by twitter. I have taken ideas from (amongst other
people) @ASTsupportAALI, @davidfawcett27, @HFletcherWood, @TeacherToolkit,
@LearningSpy and @ManYanaEd.
(or “do now activity”) is work that the pupils do as soon as they are in their seats/enter the room. It
means there is no dead time as the teacher takes the register and gets
resources ready. It also settles the class and gets them focused on learning.
expectation that there is no slack time and that lessons begin the moment
students arrive is a hugely important message. Waiting for stragglers just
signals that turning up on time isn’t important.
now” task can be as simple as pick a key word from last lesson. Who can get the
highest number when adding the score for each letter...
Try Scrabble Starter
Try word search search and many others on this toolkit!
With the above download each activity takes no more than a few
minutes. Slides with yellow backgrounds are stand alone and don’t need any
tweaking. They are generic enough to apply to just about every subject in
School. Slides with a blue background are subject specific (I have put in some
Science examples) and will need tweaking if you are to use them.
This is such a simple “do now”.