“Face to face support” – this is what we are doing

Continuing our blogposts related to teaching history in a world with Covid-19 restrictions, Secondary Committee member and assistant head Richard Kennett (@kenradical) shares his department’s thoughts ahout “face-to-face” support for returning Y10s and Y12s.  So I’d imagine like us you are getting ready to welcome Year 10 and Year 12 back in some form in the next few weeks. Although I appreciate there is not … Continue reading “Face to face support” – this is what we are doing

A View from the Sidelines about Online Communication by (History) Teachers

We are following up Hugh and Richard’s blogpost yesterday with reflections about communcation with our students in the online space from someone who is not a historian. We are grateful for this really helpful contribution as we may be too deep into our own thgouths and many students we teach may not communicate as we do, or as we think they do. For whatever reasons, some … Continue reading A View from the Sidelines about Online Communication by (History) Teachers

Effective remote history teaching

In this blogpost HA Secondary Committee members Richard Kennett & Hugh Richards offer their thoughts about effective remote history teaching.  Although updates from the DfE are coming to schools quicker than William’s cavalry on Senlac Hill we can probably say with some certainty that KS3 students will not be returning to our schools this academic year. Year 10 and Year 12 might but in what … Continue reading Effective remote history teaching

Lessons learned from lockdown. The perspective of a history teacher.

Thanks to Richard Kennett (@kenradical) member of Secondary Committee and SHP fellow for this blogpost… Lockdown is a funny old beast. Some of us have hated it. Others of us have loved it. It will surprise few people that I fall into the latter and to quote a wise hero of mine “This social distancing thing is kind of a grouch’s dream” (Oscar the Grouch, … Continue reading Lessons learned from lockdown. The perspective of a history teacher.

Online learning: similarities and differences

The HA is the subject association for history teachers and as such is working to support both members and non-members at this very strange time. Some resources have been made widely available to everyone. There is also now a HA Resource Hub – please do share it and use it and improve it. Have you also seen the ‘Your HA Virtual Branch‘ initiative? All best … Continue reading Online learning: similarities and differences

Using the wisdom on… developing a sequence as an NQT

Thanks to Vicky Bettney of York High School for this blogpost. Vicky reflects on her NQT experience of re-planning part of the school’s KS3 curriculum and how she drew on the wider history community and her learning from her PGCE to do this. She talks about her priorities and how she juggled these different priorities to develop a sequence that is, as ever, work in … Continue reading Using the wisdom on… developing a sequence as an NQT

Meet me in the (virtual) museum 

In these strange times, we want #OBHD to be a supportive place for all history teachers valiantly rising to the many challenges of teaching remotely online. We will keep posting regularly and do let us know what is most useful to you. It’s going to be awhile until we can indulge our history nerdiness in museums in person – with or without out pupils. However, … Continue reading Meet me in the (virtual) museum