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Hard To Teach

These videos demonstrate a number of unique and innovative approaches to teaching some tricky topics.

There are 24 videos in this series.

5 mins How to Teach Art if You're Not 'Arty'
A primary school shares its solution for teaching art, making use of the skills of a secondary art teacher to boost the artistic ability of both staff and pupils.
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10 mins Starting Off with Fractions
Maths expert Wendy Fortescue-Hubbard uses her food and equipment in her kitchen to show easy ways to introduce fractions to KS2 and KS3 pupils.
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8 mins Pi in the Kitchen
See some engaging ideas for teaching KS2/3 pupils about circles and Pi using kitchen equipment, as Mathagony Aunt Wendy Fortescue-Hubbard shares her tips.
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30 mins Secondary Geography Using ICT
Three examples of using ICT to support traditionally hard to teach geography topics, including using data loggers, a virtual field trip, and using readily available geographic information systems (GIS).
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8 mins Personal Hygiene
Teachers share their experiences of and tips for broaching the sensitive issue of personal hygiene with pupils.
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30 mins Secondary MFL Using ICT
Innovative ICT applications which support the teaching of MFL are investigated, including web applications that encourage boys to speak, and ways of using the internet to keep students interested.
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15 mins Interpretation in Secondary History
Ben Walsh, author and teacher trainer, gives some expert advice on ways to introduce and develop interpretation skills into secondary history teaching.
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15 mins Grammar in Secondary English
Teacher Liana Swanton takes the fear out of grammar by breaking it down in a simple way that's fun for pupils.
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15 mins Sustainable Development
Two Cumbrian teachers have adopted a unique way of teaching the relatively new concept of sustainable development.
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15 mins Electrical Circuits
In this programme two teachers show the experiments they find useful in teaching pupils about electrical circuits.
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15 mins Quadratic Equations
At Henry Cort Community College it is not just the maths department that teaches quadratic functions.
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15 mins Dalcroze Eurythmics
Karin Greenhead from the Royal Northern College of Music demonstrates how Dalcroze eurythmics can be used to help music students incorporate expression into their playing.
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30 mins Secondary Maths Using ICT
A group of maths teachers use ICT as they tackle three traditionally hard to teach topics with their pupils.
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30 mins Secondary English Using ICT
English teachers at three different secondary schools show how they use ICT effectively in their lessons.
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30 mins Secondary Science Using ICT
Three teachers show how they are using ICT to help enhance the teaching of traditional science topics.
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15 mins Secondary Science Using ICT: Investigating Combustion with Year 7 Using Gas Sensors
Year 7 pupils are introduced to chemical reactions and the combustion process, in a complete lesson demonstrating how ICT can be used to teach science topics.
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15 mins Investigating Acceleration with Year 9 Using Light Gates
A complete lesson on investigating acceleration using light gates for KS3 pupils.
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15 mins Investigating pH with Year 11 Using a pH Probe
A lesson demonstrating how to introduce KS4 pupils to the concepts of acids, alkalis and pH levels.
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5 mins Secondary Geography - Using ICT - Using data-loggers with Year 10
A short video highlighting how data loggers can be used in a Yr 10 geography lesson.
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5 mins Secondary Geography Using ICT - A virtual field trip with Year 8
ICT and geography take KS3 students on a virtual field trip, in this short video.
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5 mins Secondary Geography Using ICT - An introduction to GIS applications
A short video for KS3 students looking at how Geographical Information Systems can be of used in the geography classroom.
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5 mins Secondary MFL Using ICT - Using web-based software to support speaking skills
A short video looking at innovative ICT applications that can be used to encourage KS3/4 students to speak up in secondary MFL lessons.
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5 mins Secondary MFL Using ICT - Using the internet with Year 10
This short video investigates ICT applications that can be used to keep students engaged in a KS4 MFL class.
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5 mins Secondary MFL Using ICT - Developing self assessment skills with Year 9
Ways of using ICT to develop the self-assessment skills of a Year 9 MFL class are investigated in this short video.
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