A successful lesson I have recently taught that I am proud of is with a Year 9 higher set. The focus of the lesson was ‘energy resources’.
The lesson began with a recall starter activity from their Y8 knowledge. This allowed me to assess their prior knowledge.
The lesson then involved splitting the class into seven groups. Each group was given an information sheet and then they had to reduce the information and identify the advantages and disadvantages to that kind of energy. They had to choose a spokesperson to inform the rest of the class about their findings.
This lesson was particularly successful because pupils that had previously struggled to engage, completed the work and showed progress as well as enjoyment in their lesson.