The sixth #blogsync provided an opportunity for teachers of all walks to demonstrate genuine exemplars of their practice. Charged with the task of outlining their greatest explanation and powered entirely by the word-of-mouth serendipity of twitter, educational bloggers from many parts of the sector collaborated on sharing their experience and offered An example of a great classroom explanation.

To follow is the archive of the blogs and twitter links to their writers. A full description of the mechanics behind #blogsync and the form you can use to sign up can be found here

  1. The piece that inspired this months blogsync: Alex QuigleyExplanations: Top Ten Teaching Tips
  2. John TomsettThis much I know about…a great classroom explanation of genre theory
  3. @GwenelopeIt ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it
  4. Chris WaughA very old-fashioned explanation
  5. Jude EnrightWe don’t just talk, we listen as well
  6. Debbie and Mel @TeacherTweaksScience: The Art of Explanation
  7. Gordon BaillieBaby Bird: Of Mice and Men and Empathy
  8. CavA simile made from bonding, ionic and covalent and human relationships
  9. FrancescaExplaining Myself – a personal account of explaining cancer to students
  10. David DidauThe Teaching Cycle, Stage One: Explaining
  11. Laura McInerneyMy Best Classroom Explanations (otherwise titled, “What is an explanation?”)
  12. Chris CurtisPinging the Elastic Band of Tension
  13. @CherrylkdLord of the Flies for SEN (and the unfortunate mutilation of a doll by a teacher)
  14. Andy KnillOne Explanation to Rule them All: SOLO