Tag Archives: Secondary

12. Why it’s important to teach vocabulary in History



Lindsay Bruce

In this episode of our series Word Up with Helen Prince, Helen chats to Lindsay Bruce about the importance of language and vocabulary in the History classroom. Lindsay shares her passion for teaching students to communicate their opinions, both orally and on paper, a skill that will set them up for life. 

Lindsay teaches History at a school in the West Midlands. She is an Assistant Head and is also an author for Oxford University Press. 

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11. Teaching subject vocabulary in the RE classroom



Dawn Cox

In this episode of our series Word Up with Helen Prince, Helen chats to Dawn Cox about strategies to teach subject vocabulary in the RE classroom, ensuring equality of provision, testing retrieval of key wordsand the important role parents can play in supporting pupils. 

Dawn is Head of RE and SLE in Essex; she is also a respected blogger and author. 

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10. What does good vocabulary teaching look like for boys?



In this episode of our series Word Up with Helen Prince, Helen chats to Matt Pinkett about strategies to raise expectations and improve outcomes for boys, the importance of challenging gender stereotypes and what good vocabulary teaching looks like in the classroom.

Matt has had a number of teaching roles: Literacy Coordinator; Head of English; and Assistant Head Teacher of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. He is also a best-selling author, passionate about books, gender studies, and reducing social inequality. In his spare time he likes to wear ugly trainers.

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