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Handy History Teaching Tips are conversational podcasts designed to help history teachers with tips, examples and ideas about history teaching. Sally Thorne is a head of department and senior examiner. Helen Snelson was a head of department and now trains history teachers. Between us we have more years’ classroom history teaching experience than we are going to admit here! Both of us regularly write resources and present at conferences. We are proudly history specific and practical in our approach. Our hope is that this podcast will become something of a problem page for history teachers: if you’re wrestling with something particularly tricky and need some help, drop us an email at handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com and we will see what we can cook up between us.

Handy History Teaching Tips are conversational podcasts designed to help history teachers with tips, examples and ideas about history teaching. Sally Thorne is a head of department and senior examiner. Helen Snelson was a head of department and now trains history teachers. Between us we have more years’ classroom history teaching experience than we are going to admit here! Both of us regularly write resources and present at conferences. We are proudly history specific and practical in our approach. Our hope is that this podcast will become something of a problem page for history teachers: if you’re wrestling with something particularly tricky and need some help, drop us an email at handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com and we will see what we can cook up between us.

Location:

United States

Description:

Handy History Teaching Tips are conversational podcasts designed to help history teachers with tips, examples and ideas about history teaching. Sally Thorne is a head of department and senior examiner. Helen Snelson was a head of department and now trains history teachers. Between us we have more years’ classroom history teaching experience than we are going to admit here! Both of us regularly write resources and present at conferences. We are proudly history specific and practical in our approach. Our hope is that this podcast will become something of a problem page for history teachers: if you’re wrestling with something particularly tricky and need some help, drop us an email at handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com and we will see what we can cook up between us.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 15 - Learning History from Home

3/26/2020
In this special episode, Helen and Sally discuss principles and tips for creating rigorous home learning opportunities for your students. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:22:47

Episode 14 - Best tips for exam practice

3/11/2020
In this second episode of the new series, Revising History, Helen and Sally share their best tips for exam practice. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:18:06

Episode 13 - Best revision strategies

3/4/2020
In this first episode of the new series, Revising History, Helen and Sally share their revision techniques tried and tested. For more information on John Stanier's GCSE teaching method, have a read of his Teaching History article here - https://www.history.org.uk/secondary/resource/6276/an-attempt-to-make-year-9-masters-of-learning Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:23:35

Episode 12 - History Teacher Holidays with Rich Kennett

2/12/2020
With special guest Rich Kennett, in this end of term special, Helen and Sally discuss great places to go on nerdy history teacher holidays. The website Sally mentions is https://www.nps.gov/cali/index.htm Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:27:12

Episode 11 - Emergency year 11 support with sources

2/5/2020
In this finale to their All Things Source-y series, Helen and Sally discuss top tips for emergency year 11 support with sources. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:14:02

Episode 10 - Encouraging students to work with source provenance

1/29/2020
In this episode, Helen and Sally discuss ideas for encouraging students to work with source provenance. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:10:37

Episode 9 - Building source collections for use in the classroom

1/23/2020
In this episode, Helen and Sally discuss ideas for putting together a really effective source collection to use for an enquiry. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:12:28

Episode 8 - Using objects and artefacts as sources in the classroom

1/15/2020
In this episode, Helen and Sally discuss ideas for using objects and artefacts as sources in the classroom. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:14:26

Episode 7 - Helping students to link source content to knowledge

1/8/2020
In this episode, Helen and Sally discuss ideas for encouraging students to apply their knowledge when analysing sources. The excellent Paula Lobo blogpost referenced in this episode can be found here - https://lobworth.com/2017/10/21/so-thats-what-you-mean-miss-sourcework-and-multiple-choice-statements/ Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or Tweeting us @snelsonh and @Mrs Thorne

Duration:00:14:01

Episode 6 - 2019 seasonal special: Recharging with Reading

12/15/2019
In this seasonal special for the winter break, Helen and Sally discuss what they've been reading and listening to in 2019. Listen to this for some recommendations to nourish your inner history nerd or for gift ideas for fellow history lovers. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or Tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:18:27

Episode 5 - Finding source collections to use in class

12/4/2019
In this episode, Helen and Sally provide you with a list of their favourite places to look for sources that you can use in the classroom. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or Tweeting us @snelsonh and @Mrs Thorne

Duration:00:15:54

Episode 4 - Building wider knowledge to help with political cartoons

11/28/2019
In this episode, Helen and Sally give some top tips for building wider contextual knowledge to help students interpret political cartoons. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:10:47

Episode 3 - Using a picture source with students

11/20/2019
In this episode, Helen and Sally give some top tips for using a picture source with students. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

Duration:00:09:35

Episode 2 - Using sources like historians

11/13/2019
In this episode, Helen and Sally talk about how to encourage students to consider sources like historians. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @Mrs Thorne

Duration:00:11:53

Episode 1 - Teacher Talk for Sources

11/5/2019
For our inaugural season, we're talking all things source-y. In this episode, we talk about how teacher talk can help students to understand how to use sources as evidence. Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or Tweeting us @snelsonh and @Mrs Thorne

Duration:00:10:38