I only taught one lesson today as pupils started late. I had a year eight class at the end of the day.
The beginning of the lesson went well as I had a clear seating plan and two tasks to complete (completing the front of exercise books and a post it question; is war necessary?) I also played ‘war, what is it good for?’ which added lightness to the discussion.
A discussion of key words (symbolism, connotation, representation) was also constructive.
I also made a point of displaying SIMS when recording positive behaviour.
A good lesson, however I should have involved more pupils in the plenary.