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S.O.S Inspectors Due...Lesson help/guidance needed

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by misshelb, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. misshelb

    misshelb New commenter

    Calling on the help/guidance of my fellow Science teachers! Basically we have been given the dreaded phone call and are due a visit off the inspectors. The week of my timetable that they are due in I have a number of very low ability
    Year 7 and Year 8 classes, so chances are i'll get observed with these. Despite having taught a wide range of abilities for 12 years through all key stages, and never having less than a Good for a lesson observation (my proud moment!!) I am really struggling with what to do in these observation lessons. Usually we have max 10 pupils in our lower ability classes, but this year they have 20-25, and I honestly have not taught such a mixed group of students with such low abilities.
    I am in the middle of our Energy unit with my Year 8 so was thinking of some Renewable v Non Renewable stuff, and Year 7 have just started looking at materials and their properties (metals today) am i'm stumped.
    Any help will will be greatly appreciated!! Pleeeeeease!!!
  2. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Hi misshelp

    I can't help you with the lesson planning, but wanted to say you might want to post this over on the science board within the subject specialisms board.

    Try not to panic. What you have briefly outlined seems fine and you will probably only have to adjust it somewhat.
  3. stargirl577

    stargirl577 New commenter

    Have you considered a concept attainment lesson to kick off renewable/nonrenewable energy? It was always a hit with my students and allowed them to access prior knowledge before connecting to the new material.

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