Can everything and anything be justified to be used in the classroom?


“… everything works somewhere and nothing works everywhere…”

I have seen people on social media and in real life criticising the use of specific resources & ways of teaching. I’ve done it myself.

However, whilst I was recently planning a lesson for a particular class I considered a type of resource that I have not used for a long time. I had previously been told that it wasn’t a good type of resource and rather than assess it for my needs, I stopped using it.

I’m referring to ‘fill in the gap’ exercises.

I found a resource that was a ‘fill in the gap’ activity and thought how it could be useful for the students that I was planning for. It would:

  • Test they knew what the specific RE terms meant e.g Guru Granth Sahib
  • Make them recall last lesson’s learning

And if I really felt the need to…

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