Book: 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Tutor Time by Molly Potter

Published by Bloomsbury Education

100 ideas for secondary teachers: Tutor Time (100 Ideas for Teachers)








Practical Ideas





  • Pick-up-and-use ideas.
  • Covers modern day technological challenges.
  • Exercises relevant for secondary school aged pupils.
  • Non-country specific, so could be used by teachers globally.
  • Great ideas to take the issues further, and bonus ideas.

Some love tutor time. Some hate it. Yet tutor time creates the opportunity to forget the formalities of teaching subjects and getting to know pupils on a more individual level. No matter how your school manages tutor time (either by year-group, or a mix of years within one tutor group), the opportunities to make the most of this valuable time are explored expertly by Molly Potter in her book aimed at Secondary School teachers.

With 100 specific ideas, the book offers a great mix of short sessions which cover a wide range of issues that impact on the lives of modern students. From e-safety to issues of equality, or issues around homework, lying or puberty, this book covers a lot of issues which are not addressed within the wider curriculum. The ideas and activities within the book focus around preparing pupils for the world beyond the formal education system, and include activities to support debating and helping to develop a discerning eye when it comes to interacting with the media.

This is a pick-up-and-use book in many ways, but when planning the tutor time you have with your students, Molly has devised a useful little resource which can truly help students become well-rounded in their view of the world.

What the publisher says…

Activities include community builders, PSHE related topics, creative thinking activities and a variety of active learning techniques to engage your students in discussions.

· Very accessible and easy to use ideas that require little preparation –essential for busy teachers
· Teachers are rarely given support and guidance from their school on what to do in their form sessions.
· The activities will engage students fully – as they are thought provoking, original, interesting and/or fun!

About the author…

Molly Potter taught for 11 years in middle schools as a class teacher, science and PSHE co-ordinator. She now works in a short-stay school with children that have been or are at risk from being excluded from mainstream schools - putting much of her PSHE expertise into practice. She thoroughly enjoys writing teacher materials and prides herself on being able to spice up any learning objective however boring it might appear at first!

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