Hi this is a quick post as it probably is too long for a tweet.
So we’ve all been there, suddenly the lesson you planned has finished and you’ve still got ten minutes on the clock. The class can feel that your are stalling and they begin to move their things to their bags and you know, just know,they are going to want to be let out early. The suddenly a bolt from the blue and my brain remembers YorkTM and a little thing that @stevethedoc1 showed us.
Me: Ok, everyone write down 6 parts of the cell that we have learned about this week on a scrap bit of paper. Don’t show anyone.
Students look confused.
Me: Come on. Quickly. You’ve got 30 seconds.
Students get on with it.
Me: Right who’s ever seen pointless?
Some students nod.
Me: Who thinks they’ve got a part of a cell that no one else has written down?
And so the plenary continues, recapping the ultrastructure and functions of the organelles of a cell.
So thanks YorkTM and @stevethedoc1
And in case you were wondering, tonoplast and cytoplasm were pointless answers.
Have a good Friday night, I’m sure you all deserve it.