Students will work on these mini writing tasks whilst I mark the role and log in to GSuite… just getting myself organised for the lesson. This time is usually just wasted as kids saunter in, chat to each other, muck around on their laptops and phones. I have had great success with my juniors reading quietly for the first 10 minutes of each lesson, and I wanted something similar to settle and focus year 12.
I love these short provocations Bianca. I remember teaching VCE English when they brought in themes and it really challenged people about how learning is structured. I like how using the ‘bell work’ allows you to explore a range of ideas and genres.