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Help with inset day!!!!

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by scottishlaura1985, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. scottishlaura1985

    scottishlaura1985 New commenter

    hiya folks!
    So I’ve been asked by a member of SLT to deliver a whole staff activity to begin to the next INSET day in a few weeks. She said because she comes into my lessons and the kids are engaged and energised she wants that energy to be brought into the staff learning space.

    Now I teach drama which I love but I’m totally doubting my own ability and dread to think what some staff will think when I ask them to a dram activity!!!

    Please can you advise me as to what you think the staff would be comfortable with and how far I should go?? I only need like 5 mins

    Thanks in advance

  2. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    I'm not a drama teacher, so I have no idea what sort of things you do, but I do remember we did a drama activity at the start of an inset day and it went down well (even if I can't remember what it was now), so have some confidence. Even if people don't particularly like it, it gives them an idea of the sort of thing you do.
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  3. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    Do something practical that could be applied to any subject. For example, vocabulary games, as every subject has to teach subject-specific vocabulary: if teachers can see the practical application for their own subject that should ensure they see it as worthwhile.

    As an English teacher, I was once asked to deliver a 5 minute CPD slot on how to correct students' grammar errors (you know, muddling up there/their/they're). I made it really interactive, but also practical. It was so popular I was asked to do it again the following year.

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